- Millions Watched: For the first time in history, the ancient ceremony was broadcast on television, some who bought a television for the first time for the coronation. An estimated 27 million people in Britain watched the ceremony on TV and 11 million listened on the radio.
- Sir Winston Churchill and many other political figures were against the Coronation being broadcast. It was the new Queen herself that decided it should be televised.
- The coverage was groundbreaking: There were more than 2,000 journalists and 500 photographers on the route. Thirty cameramen were chosen for the service in the Abbey for their slightness of build, particularly for above the organ loft.
- Jacqueline Bouvier (later the First Lady of the United States of America, Jackie Kennedy) covered the event for the Washington Times-Herald.
The Crown: Music from the Coronation
Sunday, March 3, 2019
7:00 pm | Sanctuary
Celebrate the 66th anniversary of the coronation Queen Elizabeth II! The PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, Orchestra, and Great Organ will perform highlights from this historic occasion.
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road, NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404.266.2373 | www.prumc.org