LONDON – Queen Elizabeth is celebrating the 60th anniversary of her coronation. The 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in June 2013 will be marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and other Members of the Royal Family will attend a Service to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation Service on Tuesday 4 June at 11:00GMT (06:00EDT).
Royal Celebration of Coronation
The reign of Queen Elizabeth has marked many things. One of the biggest changes has been in technology. When the Queen started her reign, getting images and reports from Westminister Abbey to Canada involved epic efforts by media and the Armed Forces. Film was shot on site and then flown to Canada to be shown.
Television was in its infancy. The Internet sixty years ago was not even a thought for most. Back then a long distance telephone call was very expensive.
Queen Elizabeth has been an early adopter of new technology. Today the Royal Channel on Youtube, Twitter and email all help to connect the Royal Family to the population of the world.
In an ever changing world, keeping abreast of technology in recent years, opening up the Royal Family and forming a more solid bond with her subjects, Queen Elizabeth has moved the Royal Family past the years where the tabloid press savaged the antics of her family.
Those changes are ones that change how people perceive the monarchy, and change how people feel about the Royal Family.
Prince Charles, as he continues to grow into the job as a possible future King will have a mountain to climb when it comes to adopting and engaging with subjects via technology.
Imagine in another sixty years from now how much more change will happen to even changing technology.