The upcoming documentary The Coronation will have a small appearance by the Queen herself where she discusses her thoughts on her own coronation in 1953. She also shares some of her recollections of the coronation of her father, King George VI, who was crowned King in 1937. The Queen will review footage of the coronation ceremony with coronation expert Alastair Bruce.
“I’ve seen one coronation, and been the recipient in the other,” The Queen commented, “Which is pretty remarkable.”
Charlotte Moore, Director of Content for the BBC, said of Her Majesty’s presence in the documentary, “It is truly an honour to have Her Majesty The Queen revealing her intimate knowledge of the Crown Jewels, and fond childhood memories from when her father was crowned King George VI. The Queen’s words will bring to life the importance of the coronation ceremony for modern audiences to enjoy.”
The Coronation is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One on 14 January at 8 pm and will feature both official and private film footage of the event. It will also be broadcast in the United States on the Smithsonian Channel on the same date at 8 pm EST.