Another Chance to See … Her Majesty the Queen

In case any of you didn’t manage to catch the Queen’s broadcast this afternoon, I thought you might appreciate the chance to watch the first of her televised broadcasts, from 1957.

I was planning (as is my wont) to provide some facetious commentary on this, but – watching it back – I find it strangely moving, if only because of her obvious sincerity and the relief on her face when she reaches the end of it without fluffing her lines.  As you will see, it predates the invention of the autocue. 

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