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Anyone else watching The Coronation?

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Theknitwitch Tue 04-Jun-13 10:39:51

On BBC1.

AuntieStella Tue 04-Jun-13 10:47:46

Yes, I've got it on. The actual service hasn't started yet (1100?) bythe preamble with all the information about the original Coronation has been absolutely fascinating.

I do hope the DofE is fully recovered.

AuntieStella Tue 04-Jun-13 10:56:24

I wonder why Prince Edward has brought only one of his children?

Prince Charles arriving, so all ready to start.

AuntieStella Tue 04-Jun-13 11:01:13

DofE is there. Good.

Theknitwitch Tue 04-Jun-13 11:06:37

Choirs are marvellous. Very moving.

Horsemad Tue 04-Jun-13 11:08:04

Watching here! smile

Loving all the facts about the Coronation.

roundtoit Tue 04-Jun-13 11:09:05

camilla has fell on her feet. can not stand that woman

kalidasa Tue 04-Jun-13 11:10:58

ooh my Dad's at it. Didn't realise it was on the telly!

AuntieStella Tue 04-Jun-13 11:12:52

How lovely, kalidasa, can you share why he was invited?

schoolchauffeur Tue 04-Jun-13 11:33:14

I think Prince Edward's son is only 5- there seems to be a tradition of only allowing royal children to these events when they are about 7 or 8 depending on how good they are at sitting still!

kalidasa Tue 04-Jun-13 11:46:13

He was at the original thing auntiestella so I guess that's why? He was one of those voices doing the first cry of "vivat regina" in the middle of the anthem. I think he was 14.

kalidasa Tue 04-Jun-13 11:46:42

I am watching from the beginning now to see if I can spot him but no luck so far.

Horsemad Tue 04-Jun-13 12:01:42

Oh wow kalidasa, how fab smile does he have clear recollections of that day?

kalidasa Tue 04-Jun-13 12:15:44

I think so but am ashamed to say I have never really asked him. Having lunch with him later though so will ask him then! I managed to spot him in the end which was exciting - he was in the front row but quite near the door, so there was a good shot of him as the queen etc was coming in.

Horsemad Tue 04-Jun-13 12:23:03

Aww, be sure to ask all about 60yrs ago! smile

FreedomOfTheTess Wed 05-Jun-13 14:15:19

Bit annoyed at a couple of the papers this morning, who have a picture of Catherine on the front from yesterday, but not a picture of the Queen on the front page.

Remind me whose Coronation service this was again?!

Horsemad Wed 05-Jun-13 17:54:51

That's Treason Freedom!

Damn papers, should remember whose Coronation Commemoration it actually was.

1944girl Wed 05-Jun-13 18:44:32

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