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Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 12 May 1937

The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937 was the big event of the early television service and the first true outside broadcast, using a mobile control van. The television pictures of the king smiling as his carriage passed by the cameras captured the imagination of the viewers and of the press, who declared it "the supreme triumph of television to date".

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