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Old 05-26-2006, 02:19 AM
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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

You can watch the video of it here:

I always wanted to see more than pictures
I'm so happy :p


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Old 05-26-2006, 04:07 AM
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I actually HM's Coronation on DVD..it was transfered from video sometime back and the qaulity is wonderful. I actually watched it again the night before last.

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Had never seen this thread before, the pictures are just breathtaking! Elizabeth was a stunning young woman with an intelligent smile, with a very handsome husband to boot!

I think both Charles's AND William's coronations, if they happen, somehow will pale in comparison with Elizabeth's.
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I was wondering where can i find the dvd?
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:43 AM
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I was wondering where can i find the dvd?
You could try 'Coronation DVD' in a google search for starters.
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Thanks everybody for all the pictures, videos and links.

My father have a videotape from an old documentary about royal ceremonies in Great Britain...I watched it several times, since most of it was about the Coronation day, and in color!!
Here is a (very) short video from Youtube about this day: there is a funny moment with poor little Princess Anne at the end!

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According to IMDB and Amazon, the 1953 coronation is available as a VHS tape but not as a DVD.
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Hm, I don't know where to put this but since it occured the year of the queen's coronation and is related to the beginning of her reign, I thought it would be interesting to read here.

Did you know that in her first year, Elizabeth II was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, beating everyone's favorite Dwight Eisenhower?

This was the article that ran in Time Magazine when she was chosen.

TIME Person of the Year: Story Archive Since 1927, Queen Elizabeth II

Time Magazine had an unusually eloquent way of expressing why the Queen was their choice as Person of the Year and why perhaps the Generals who were making the headlines during that time were not.

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In many ways, 1952 might be called the Year of the Generals. The entrenched ones, like Stalin and Franco and Mao and Tito, held their familiar sway. Others came to power; in coups d'etat (Egypt's Naguib and Cuba's Batista) or in honest elections (Greece's Papagos and in the U.S., Eisenhower). The generals held the headlines; so much so that, to the hurried reader, the manner of a nation's defense too often seemed more important than who and what was being defended. The rise of the generals reflected a felt need for decisiveness and a longing, often unstated, for something to put one's faith in. In such a time, the Man of the Year had to be one who could restore lost faith to a troubled people, and to serve (perhaps longer than generals can) as custodian of that faith. In 1952, such a symbol of faith was not a man at all, but a woman: a shy, dedicated, determined 26-year- old who came to the throne of Great Britain in February.
I thought it was interesting how early on, the press caught on to two of the most notable qualities that we see in the Queen today: her dedication and her determination.
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Flint marks Queen's 55-year reign

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Flint marks Queen's 55-year reign - Yahoo!7 News

How fortuitous that this thread 'appeared'.
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Although I'm giving away my age, I used to have a Viewmaster disc with pictures of the Coronation. Maybe that's still available... in antiquities shops?
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Although I'm giving away my age, I used to have a Viewmaster disc with pictures of the Coronation. Maybe that's still available... in antiquities shops?
I have those!! And, yes, I'm giving away my age.
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Ah what wonderful memories! I'm the same age as Charles (actually 11 months older) and as a shy little country girl was taken to the picture theatre in our nearest town to see the Coronation on Movietone news. I can't remember now whether we saw the whole thing or just parts of it( and back in those days it was in black and white and TV hadn't hit our shores back then either) but I was absolutely entranced hence started a life long devotion to Royal watching
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QUEEN' ELIZABETH'S CORONATION 1953






TSAR NICHOLAS II CORONATION-silent

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Coronation "Gold Staff Officer"

I am seeking to understand the role of “Gold Staff Officers” at Coronations’, and in particular the names of those at the 1937 coronation of King George VI.

Any pointers would be gratefully received.
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I am seeking to understand the role of “Gold Staff Officers” at Coronations’, and in particular the names of those at the 1937 coronation of King George VI.

Any pointers would be gratefully received.
Insignia, you might like to try this site: John Thomas Woolrych Perowne (1863-1954) « Family Connections

Otherwise I recommend the following book : CROWNED KING OF ENGLAND - the coronation of King George VI in History and Tradition, by Philip Lindsay, London, Ivor Nicholson & Watson, E.C.4 MCMXXXVII. The first part is on the coronation of George VI (very detailed) and from page 117 on you get summaries of the previous coronations, starting William I to George V. From Page 279 it is bibliography.
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Another book which goes into great detail is "Queens, Crowns and Coronations" by Lewis Broad, revised 1952, originally published as "Crowning the King" in 1937.
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GVI Coronation Gold Staff Officer

Many thanks indeed for the replies; I will be following up the references. In the meantime does anyone have a photo of the one of the Gold Staff Officers wearing the distinctive Armband or carrying the Baton? Best Wishes.
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I've been trying to find some details from the older coronations but have had no luck.

The only page I found was here from Westminster Abbey's site, but it gives more details about the processions before and the banquets after than the actual coronation itself.

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I believe the coronations changed a great deal with the coronations of George III and George IV. Are there any details of the coronation service before that time?
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