“If we need to read something on our head with a crown, let’s not look down, we lift the paper in front of our eyes, because the crown is so difficult to break our neck” – this is one of the best advices in Chapter II of the 92nd anniversary of its reign. Queen Elizabeth, who was preparing a personal showcase for BBC television on the upcoming 65th anniversary of her coronation.
The program on Sunday screened on BBC’s Friday preview is unprecedented in the history of the British monarchy, and the British rulers never report directly to the media under the unwritten but legally binding protocol.
In the 66th year of his reign, II. Queen Elizabeth was thrust upon the throne for over a year, on June 2, 1953, by Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, the first religious dignity of the Anglican Church at Westminster Abbey in London, with 8250 invited and distinguished guests.
It was the first coronation that the subjects could watch on television. According to statistics, 20 million people watched the ceremony in live broadcast. Such a television device was far from being part of the war jargon system, but it was the only way to get rid of it in Britain, but the event crowded the population: millions came in, even unknown to families that they knew had their television.
After the temple ceremony, a eight-kilometer boulevard took place in London to greet the newly-crowned ruler in the streets, gathering in the heavy rain, a massive three million pounds.
In the anniversary program of the BBC’s Sunday program, the ruler reveals: this tour was “terribly uncomfortable” as the nearly four -toned state carousel for the occasion, suspended by four leather straps, was “not meant to travel in it at all.” He adds: According to his memories he could have stayed in the London Circuit for 4-5 hours, as he was unable to move faster with the heavy carriage.
The crown is also included, but it is not the ancient gold crown of St. Edward which in June 1953 the Canterbury Archbishop placed on the head of the Queen, but the Imperial State Crown, the diamond-crowned state crown that the ruler wears on the most prominent events, above all the parliament’s annual opening .
Read it at this time on the throne of the Lords’ House, sitting on the legislative program of its government. On the BBC, the queen reveals: the operation requires a lot of caution, reading the speech by raising the paper to his eyes instead of folding his head as otherwise the “man’s neck breaks and the crown drops “.
The reigning laughing adds that the crown is a “rather awkward” piece, that is, “the crowns have the disadvantages, but they are also very important.”