The Prime Minister of Ceylon at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

See the clip of the Prime Minister of Ceylon, Dudley Senanayake at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in London on 2nd June 1953. The entire coronation was covered by Radio Ceylon.

The Prime Minister of Ceylon’s carriage at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is listed here:

http://www.householdcavalry.info/crowning.html

See the official website of the British Monarchy regarding the Coronation in 1953:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/royaleventsandceremonies/coronation/coronation.aspx

A BBC blog had this to say about Radio Ceylon’s coverage of the Coronation in 1953 in London:

‘The BBC made use of all its own transmitting resources, but also those of other broadcasting organisations. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation relayed the broadcast via two of their transmitters, which was also picked up extensively across the whole American Continent, and Radio Ceylon used their high­power transmitters to relay coverage across South and South­East Asia. Excluding Europe, the total number of relaying stations was approximately 2,750; in Europe the number was over 200. There were also rebroadcasts by the British Forces Network stations in Europe, the Middle East Land Forces’ transmitters and the Commonwealth Forces’ station in Japan.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/The-Coronation-And-The-BBC

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