The Crown

12 January 2018

BBC/Atlantic Productions/© Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

The Queen watches footage of her coronation in the BBC1 programme, The Coronation, due to be broadcast on Friday in the UK and United States, almost 65 years after she was crowned at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. It is the first time that the Queen, pictured here with Alastair Bruce, who is the royal, religious and national events commentator for Sky News, has commented publicly on the experience. She says during the programme that her journey in the Royal Carriage was particularly “horrible”, owing to the lack of suspension

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