Posted by Nellie on May 18, 2013, 5:43 pmUser logged in as Nellie
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II which was held on 2 June 1953 in Westminster Abbey.
Well, we can now look forward to some fresh ideas on the 1953 coronation, I expect.
The media of today will possibly find some things rather quaint about the most extreme piece of royal ceremonial seen for more than half a century.
But letís hope that TV will rerun all the best bits.
I do hope we can get to see a really long film of the whole event rather than just the wellknown extracts repeated over and over again.
In threads further down we have enjoyed some special and unusual moments, particularly from the filming of rehearsals. It would be great if more of that could be published.
And I would dearly love to see coverage of the many coronation balls held in 1953.
We have already looked at the one held at the Savoy Hotel - see link http://members.boardhost.com/coronation/msg/1362478260.html
Many balls were held in the weeks before the coronation but possibly the one held in May at the Albert Hall was the official ball. Iím not sure.
- Official Announcement - Nellie May 18, 2013, 5:45 pm
- At Buckingham Palace - Coronation Festival 11-14 July - Nellie May 18, 2013, 5:49 pm
- At the Abbey - Service of Celebration plus other Events - Nellie May 18, 2013, 5:54 pm
- BBC Season - Nellie May 18, 2013, 5:55 pm
- Magazines and Journals - Nellie May 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
- The Royal Collection range of offerings - Nellie May 18, 2013, 6:10 pm
- The Crown Jewels - Nellie May 18, 2013, 7:30 pm
- Bouquet recreated each year - Nellie May 20, 2013, 10:30 am
- That astounding portrait by Ralph Heimans - Nellie May 25, 2013, 1:22 am
- The Coronation Oath over the centuries - Nellie May 25, 2013, 7:35 pm
- Postage Stamps - Charles May 30, 2013, 4:53 pm
- New Zealand - Nellie May 30, 2013, 10:26 pm
- Tokelau - Nellie May 30, 2013, 10:29 pm
- Canada - Nellie May 30, 2013, 10:31 pm
- Guernsey - Nellie May 30, 2013, 10:34 pm
- Tristan da Cunha - Charles May 31, 2013, 8:03 pm
- Gibraltar - Charles May 31, 2013, 8:09 pm
- Isle of Man - Charles May 31, 2013, 8:15 pm
- St Helena - Charles May 31, 2013, 8:17 pm
- Niue - Charles May 31, 2013, 8:25 pm
- Re: Niue - Nellie May 31, 2013, 8:30 pm
- Re: Niue - Charles May 31, 2013, 8:44 pm