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Old 01-14-2018, 04:27 PM
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i'd love to watch it also. does anyone know where it may be found online?
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:41 PM
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Could somene tell me which programme I have to download on my pc in order to watch the doc? I remmeber having downloaded a temporary programme to watch the bbc for the people who live outside the uk once but I cannot remember the name right now.
Although it’s too late, I hear BritBox is best to sign up for. I haven’t done it yet. Although, I hope someone uploads it to YouTube.
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Fascinating documentary and what a revelation by the Dean of Westminster as to where the anointing oil is kept!
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The Coronation: when the Queen's smile outshone the Crown Jewels - review
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By any standards, The Coronation (BBC One) was special. We know the draw the Queen has on television. More people tuned into her broadcast on Christmas Day than any other programme. But to the see the Queen informal, relaxed and smiling, recalling the extraordinary day in 1953 when she was enthroned – and touching, for the first time since, the St Edward’s crown that was placed upon her head 65 years ago – felt like a window into an interior life rarely seen.

“Is it still as heavy?” she asked, her face a delighted blend of curiosity and memory as she reached out to prod and hold the gem-encrusted diadem. “Yes, it is. It weighs a ton!”
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Yet, even against that dazzling background, it was the Queen who stood out: sharing her delight, her memories, gazing rapt at many images of her Coronation for the first time. Towards the end, some home-movie footage revealed a relieved monarch arriving back at Buckingham Palace after the ceremony, giggling when one of her maids of honour stumbled over her train. It was an intensely human, private moment that spoke volumes about the kindliness and character of the woman who had just been crowned Queen of England.

For all the facts and glittering treasures, what lingers longest from The Coronation was that smile.
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what lingers longest from The Coronation was that smile.
That, and her extremely dry sense of humour..
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:51 PM
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I watched the documentary when it aired and it was so lovely to see HM talking and I feel like we all got a more personal view of her. One could really sense her character when watching the programme, and I liked that other guests/participants at the coronation were invited to contribute, too. Loved to see HM's reaction at the jewels in the crown in particular!
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:23 PM
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The Queen talking about the Crown Jewels-
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Unfortunately I have Cox Communications and the Smithsonian channel is by paid subscription and not part of my plan, of course. If I wanted it I would have to buy into a "tier" of channels of which there would only be the one I want.
On the Smithsonian web site, they do have videos of the programs that have aired so I hope The Coronation will be available at some time. I noticed that the channel also has a YouTube connect which it appears that is free to subscribe to, I'll have to look into that. I'm disappointed I couldn't see it, I was hoping the doc. would have been on PBS.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:29 AM
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The Coronation: BBC One Documentary 2018

I watched with a mixture of delight at HM's down to earth remarks and poignancy that this is likely to be the last opportunity we will have to
witness the Queen commenting and interacting in this way. There were some priceless moments -my favourite is when the interviewer asked the gloved keeper of the Crown Jewels, if the St Edward's crown could be brought closer on the table next to the Queen, she promptly picked it up and moved it herself! There were several similar moments to savour. Yes it was lovely to see all the regalia up close and learn about the symbolic importance of each part of the coronation, but the revelations of the character and personality of the Queen is what I think this programme will be remembered for best.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:51 AM
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I liked the Queen's comment that the pearls dangling under the arch of the Imperial State Crown (which were claimed to have been earrings given to Mary Tudor by her halfsister Elizabeth) were rather sad. As known pearls need "contact" to keep their lustre.

For the rest it was hardly "an interview". It was limited with side-comments by the Queen on what was largely a history lesson. I thought the contribution of Lady Anne Glenconner was the best.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:12 AM
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I really want to watch this documentary if and when its shown in the US. I do get the Smithsonian channel as part of my satellite package and will be watching for it.

With watching the clips that are available, HM looks very relaxed and at ease during the whole thing and I saw something that I thought I'd never see. The Queen crosses her legs. I grew up with the fact that ladies, like the Queen, never crosses her legs but crosses her ankles.

Another thought struck me. This was HM, The Queen taking us through her own coronation and giving us an extensive lesson on the various items of the coronation regalia and its significance even down to the sacred oil itself and the anointing being aired to the public for the very first time. This tells me that if, and when, the time comes for Charles' coronation, they are not going to skimp over any part of the centuries of meaning and tradition when it comes to Charles' ceremony. HM, herself, is preparing us for it.
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pearls need "contact" to keep their lustre.
I hope HMQ [so attuned to the needs of 'her' jewels] has had them removed from the Crown, and is now sleeping with them on a chain around her neck. They will revive in no time..
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I liked the Queen's comment that the pearls dangling under the arch of the Imperial State Crown (which were claimed to have been earrings given to Mary Tudor by her halfsister Elizabeth) were rather sad. As known pearls need "contact" to keep their lustre.

For the rest it was hardly "an interview". It was limited with side-comments by the Queen on what was largely a history lesson. I thought the contribution of Lady Anne Glenconner was the best.
It was never "an interview" to begin with, for Queen Elizabeth II doesn't do interviews. It was a conversation.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:33 AM
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Nice to see Alastair Bruce having the chat with the queen as he’s a friend of Edward and one of James’ godfathers. Suppose it makes it less awkward if it’s with someone you know.

Lovely documentary as it’s so fascinating to hear the Queen’s thoughts on her coronation. Lovely to see images of George VI’s coronation as well. The genes in the Windsor family are strong as Prince Edward looks a lot like his grandfather and even in the clips of Bertie you can see so many of Edward’s mannerisms.
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I liked the Queen's comment that the pearls dangling under the arch of the Imperial State Crown (which were claimed to have been earrings given to Mary Tudor by her halfsister Elizabeth) were rather sad. As known pearls need "contact" to keep their lustre.

For the rest it was hardly "an interview". It was limited with side-comments by the Queen on what was largely a history lesson. I thought the contribution of Lady Anne Glenconner was the best.
I know from your previous posts here on TRF that you're one of the very few people in this world who is not one of the Queen's biggest fans (and I respect that), but even you must admit that it was HM who was the star of this documentary.

And (as Alastair Bruce himself has said) it was never supposed to be an interview.

What did I think about it? I loved it. - And as the Telegraph put it: The Queen outshone the Crown Jewels.
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That was hilarious. And as you can see, she isn't actually careful with it.
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what i really liked, in the few clips i could see, was her "verschmitztes" smile. she really reminds me a lot of my grandma, who had the same style of hair, the same work attitude (never explain, never complain), a great sense of duty and the same impish (verschmitzt) smile. the crossing of her legs surprised me as well.
and i really hope, that the coronation of charles doesn't get stripped down. i think the coronation is a vital part of a monarchy, if you don't want to have that, then why still a monarchy? then it will do a bundespräsident too.
and osipi i agree with you, i think it's a type of preparing. in a way they have to explain it as well, because we live now in times/societies where a monarchy is less god-given and much more questioned. simply doing it because it was always done this way wont work anymore.

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Gagates, your ability to express yourself in the English language is excellent in my book and the German expressions that you add to it just serves to enhance it even more.

I think even if it was subconscious, this documentary goes a long way to ensure that when the time comes, nothing is changed from the centuries old tradition of the coronation of a British monarch. Tradition and continuity, duty and the history of the British people are the cornerstones of what the monarchy is all about and to downgrade or trim the coronation ceremony would be like chipping away at the very foundation of the British nation.

With this documentary, the people that watch it learn the importance of every item, every ritual and its personal effect on two monarchs, George VI and Elizabeth II. If there was anything that could ever be done to lessen the possibility of the "taxpayers" moaning and groaning about the coronation costs for Charles III, this would be it.
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