The first Crown Governor sent to Bermuda, Sir Robert Robinson, had his first proclamation read in St. Also visited was the United States Air Force Bermuda-based Kindley Air Force Base.Later, the Queen and Duke went on board the Wilhelmina, which cruised among the islands of Great Sound while luncheon was served.Holmes, Williams and Purvey (HWP) immediately started negotiating with a view to being appointed as Managers, and with the completion of the station early in 1953 were informed they had been successful. Acclaimed American actor Charlton Heston (1923 to 2008) performed in Bermuda, in a production of Shakespeare's Macbeth.The superstition surrounding this play may have affected him in more ways than one.
Heston (pictured below) suddenly rushed off stage, pointing at his tights, writhing in pain and yelling: Get them off me! Heston who went on to appear in such films as The Ten Commandments , Ben-Hur  and Planet of The Apes  returned to Bermuda the following year to appear in a production of Born Yesterday with original Broadway stars Jan Sterling and Paul Douglas.
The same thing had happened a little earlier to the black Speaker of the Barbados House of Assembly, bound for London for the same reason, who also went from Barbados via Bermuda.
for the purpose of constructing a modern service station.
The last British Imperial Defence Plan was published, that affected Bermuda.
Bermuda had been given notice by the UK of the intention to withdraw within three years all British military units based in Bermuda.