Coronation

Never complain, never explain and never give interviews... But in a very special documentary on Sunday 14th January, BBC One, to mark the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty's Coronation, the Queen shares her memories of the ceremony, as well as that of her father, King George VI.

Viewing rarely seen film footage and looking at some of the priceless Crown Jewels themselves, Her Majesty the Queen recalls the day when the weight of both the St Edward's Crown, and the hopes of a nation recovering from war, were placed on her shoulders, as the nation looked to their 27-year-old Queen to lead them into a new era.

Exploring the role and symbolic meaning of the Crown Jewels in the centuries-old coronation ceremony, this programme shows these objects of astonishing beauty as they've never been seen before. Using the Crown Jewels and the Queen's recollections as its touchstones, The Coronation tells the inside story of this glittering ceremony.

The Coronation  Crown

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