In pictures, Queen Elizabeth II's television life is revealed

In pictures, Queen Elizabeth II's television life is revealed

Following the sorry news that Her Majesty The Queen died at the age of 96, we take a look back at some of her key moments in her historical history, which were later discovered on television.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953

Queen Elizabeth II''s coronation took place on June 2 1953 at Westminster AbbeyinLondon, when she was 27 years old. She had walked the throne the previous year, following her father''s death.

The milestone event also marked a breakthrough in television history, making TV a mainstream medium with more than 20 million people watching the service, outperforming the radio audience for the first time.

The Royal Family documentary 1969

A British television documentary about the Queen Elizabeth II was originally published onBBC OneandITVin June 1969. It attracted over 30 million viewers in the United Kingdom and was then sold around the globe. It is thought that the documentary, which hasn''t been seen on British television since 1977, has been watched by 350 million people.

The Wimbledon finals 1977

Despite her 64-year commitment to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, The Queen only visited the championships four times in her lifetime. In July 1957, and July 1977 (when she presented Virginia Wade with the Wimbledon trophy, see above), and July 1962. In June 2010, she sawAndy Murraybeat Finland''s Jarkko Nieminen.

Visiting the set of Coronation Street 1982

On May 5 1982, the Queen was greeted by a variety of cast and crew members, including Doris Speed (Annie Walker), Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch) and Johnny Briggs.

In a special 30-minute episode titled, The Queen and Prince Philip''s 1982 visit to the set was broadcast live on ITV.

The EastEnders set in 2001 was reunited with Barbara Windsor.

She even admitted to Dame Barbara Windsor, who was her mentor for the visit, that she had made an effort to follow up on the plot by watching a number of recent episodes before her arrival.

The Olympics opening ceremony 2012

When the Olympics came to London in 2012, The Queen starred withDaniel Craigin, a comedy sketch that paread to see her jump out of a helicopter and parachute into the Olympic stadium.

It has been suggested that the Queen kept her involvement in the opening sketch in a secret from the rest of the Royal Family, wishing them to experience the surprise with the rest of the world.

The Queen''''s Christmas Speech

The first Christmas broadcast of the Queen''s Speech was broadcast in 1957, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of the first Christmas broadcast on the radio. Since then, the queen had no choice but when she sent a written message.

Return to Coronation Street 2021

The Queen returned to the set in Manchester nearly 40 years after her initial tour, spending40 minutes talking with the cast and crew, and even coming to the Rovers Return. After seeing Bill Roache on her first visit to the cobbles back in 1982, she was also reunited with him.

Tea with Paddington Bear for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022

In a comedy sketch that was televised at the start of her, the Queen delighted the nation with her joining Paddington Bear for a spot of afternoon tea. Despite Paddington''s humourous side, the pair soon bonded over their shared love of marmalade sandwiches.

The Queen poked fun at the decade-long mystery about what she was actually keeping in the many handbags she took out with her during royal visits, joking that while Paddington might keep his marmalade sandwiches under his hat, she kept hers in her handbag.

On the balcony of Buckingham Palace 2022

An incredible moment for The Queen was seeing her on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Over the years, crowds gathered in their thousands to see She''s coronation, her silver jubilee in 1977, her golden jubilee in 2002, her diamond jubilee in 2012, and most recently her platinum in 2022.

Following the birth of her children, the Queen made appearances on the balcony, as did both Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, and during several royal weddings over the years.

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