Republic’s Graham Smith explained: “Global viewing figures are always difficult to measure. But to suggest the coronation would attract even half a billion does not stand up to scrutiny.”
Meanwhile, a poll from YouGov conducted on March 17 this year found that of 5133 Brits, 7 per cent said they were very likely to watch it, 13 per cent said they were fairly likely, 20 per cent said it was fairly unlikely, 38 per cent said it was very unlikely and 22 per cent said they had no plans to watch the coronation at all.
Not to add salt to the wound for the King, but people were far more interested in his mum. Indeed, for the Queen’s ceremony in 1953, 27 million people in the UK out of the 36 million population watched the ceremony on TV. A further 11 million listened on the radio, according to the Royal Family’s official website.
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