Alexander Armstrong celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953. Illustrated with the very best colour footage and rare film from the Royal Family archive, we hear exactly what happened behind the scenes from insiders who were at the centre of this momentous occasion, including the Queen’s cousin HRH Prince Michael of Kent and her Maids of Honour.
Sir Trevor McDonald, Len Goodman, Michael Crawford and Alison Steadman share their own memories of the festivities across the UK and the Commonwealth.
The Queen’s Coronation was the world’s first major television event. It was also a new age of amateur home movies and communities in every corner of the UK filmed Coronation parties and pageants. Alexander discovers these unique films, and he meets the people who feature in them. He finds out that the Queen’s Coronation was also the People’s Coronation.