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Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on Its Sixtieth Anniversary

Sixty years ago tomorrow the world witnessed the greatest public ceremony of the twentieth century - the official launch of the second Elizabethan Age.  As well as recounting the events of Coronation Day, 2nd June 1953, this documentary focuses on the months of meticulous planning beforehand. What took place behind the scenes is told using diaries, letters, official records and government papers, together with much rare, evocative archive. There are interviews with historians and experts on royal ceremonial as well as participants in the ceremony.

This film footage is from the Archive Collection held by the Alexandra Palace Television Society.

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