Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed the bright red telephone booth seen on the streets throughout the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda, and Gibraltar. It is red so it is easy to spot.
The red booth resulted from a competition held in 1924 to design a kiosk acceptable to the various London boroughs. The United Kingdom Post Office originally produced a concrete phone kiosk in 1920, which was considered atrocious.
In 1952, Elizabeth II departed from the practice of using the "Tudor Crown" as the symbol of government began using a representation of the actual crown used at coronations—St. Edwards Crown.