I remember her coronation. Or, rather, I remember the day of her coronation because we all got time off from school. I must have been in the 7th grade or thereabouts at the time. Back in those dear old days (1953 to be precise) there were no TVs in classrooms. There wasn't even a set in the Principal's office as far as I know. But as the coronation was going to be carried on television even here in the USA, the Queen's former colonial turf, the Board of Ed (Mr.Ed, I presume), in its infinite wisdom, had decided that classes should be dismissed very early and the kids all encouraged to go home and turn on their televisions.
I now no longer remember whether I ever did turn the TV on or not. It was just nice to get out of classes. Saw much of it later on on the 6 p.m. news anyway.