Elizabeth: Modernising the Monarchy

The Passionate Eye

Criticised for being remote and reserved, the Queen embraced modern technology and gave her first ever televised Christmas broadcast in 1957. In the '60s, she started to rid the monarchy of its archaic protocols. A mining disaster on home soil taught lessons about the importance of her support and sympathy. A documentary, “The Royal Family” was a massive success, but some thought it went too far in observing the Queen’s family life.

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