Some things don’t change...

Hannah Forbes, Head of Brand and Content Managment

By Hannah Forbes | First published: 4th May 2023

Forbes Rentals office in Purley, Surrey, in the 1950s

When Queen Elizabeth II was coronated in 1953, the world was a very different place. However, Forbes Rentals was still busily providing televisions to customers to ensure that they could watch the ceremony. At that point, TV licences were only held by 1.1million people in the UK and almost 21 million people watched the Coronation in Britain. There would have been a lot of people gathered around each of our tiny TV screens to watch the historical moment.

A child watches the King's coronation on television The Coronation of King Charles III takes place at a time when we all have TVs in our homes as well as little screens in our pockets. However, we will still come together to watch the ceremony on a shared screen, for a shared experience. With ever-increasing TV screen sizes, exceptional picture and sound quality and Ultra HD capabilities, we will be able to truly immerse ourselves in this historic moment from the comfort of our homes. It will be very different to huddling around the tiny black and white CRTs of days gone by.

All the main channels will be showing the big event. Is your TV needing an update for all of the pomp and ceremony? Call our team today to discuss the latest options available and arrange a swift delivery before the coverage starts.