The ROYAL HOUSE Of WINDSOR reveals how Prince Philip was one of the most influential forces in the Royal Family. Let us talk about his decision to televise Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
Earlier that year, it was publicly proclaimed that the crowning would be televised, which eventually resulted in a huge boost to television sales, and the erection of new transmitters.
Many of them even chose to throw viewing parties in churches, hospitals, festival halls and other public places.
Originally a compromise was drawn where by cameras would be permitted “west of the organ screen” to allow the procession to be filmed.
In totality around 277 million people across the world watched the coronation, an extraordinary number at that time.
After pledging his allegiance to the Queen, Philip kissed his wife on the cheek – an unscripted move which the Queen Mother didn’t like.