Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II

Following the death of her father King George VI on 6 February 1952, the 25 year old Princess Elizabeth immediately replaced him as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. But many months of planning were to follow before Elizabeth II's formal coronation on 2 June 1953. This fascinating documentary tells the behind the scenes story of the momentous occasion, looking at the enormous logistical operation involved and the issues that threatened to turn the whole thing into a disaster. The coronation was an event of huge cultural significance, seen as an opportune moment for the British royal family to establish the meaning of the modern monarchy - reinforcing the idea of continuity and tradition, while establishing the new reign of the young queen and her modernizing consort, the Duke of Edinburgh. By opening up the diaries and papers of those at the heart of the planning and delivery of the event, The Coronation shows the lesser known story behind the pageantry and spectacle.
 

More...



Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II" here.
 

Vermont PBS educates, informs, entertains and inspires Vermonters to be lifelong learners and engaged in their community.

The importance of PBS

John Killacky of The Flynn Center talks about the importance of PBS, and showcasing great art like the upcoming Independent Lens film, "Born to Fly." Watch the video!

Our Productions

Original series, specials, documentaries and web shows produced by Vermont PBS

CEO Holly Groschner is "Talkin' Vermont"

Holly is on a mission to get to know more Vermonters, what inspires them, what makes them tick, and to learn how Vermont PBS can better serve. Watch the video...

Poetry Out Loud

10 finalists from Vermont high schools brought their performances to the Vermont PBS studio for the state finals competition. Watch these captivating presentations now!

Vermont Winners!

Check out winning Vermont entries to the 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

Vermont PBS PLUS!

Learn about our second HD broadcast service offering alternative programming and more content from local and regional producers.

Lifelong Learning

Vermont PBS Announces First Recipient of Public Media Ambassador Award

Vermont PBS is pleased to recognize Vermont native Raney Aronson-Rath with its first annual Vermont Public Media Ambassador Award, in recognition of Vermonters whose vision and leadership are advancing the role of public media in the digital age. Read the press release. Just in: Raney Aronson named executive producer for Frontline!


Vermont PBS Garners Emmy Nominations and a Webby Honor

Vermont’s statewide public television service, has just received four New England Emmy Award nominations for its local productions. Read more!


Be in the know!

Our Vermont PBS Weekly email newsletter highlights upcoming shows and important station news. Sign Up Today!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2015 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest