"In major productions or broadcasts, the teleprompter is normally operated by a crew member, who adjusts the format, scrolling speed, and direction of the text as it appears on the teleprompter screen and ensures a comfortable pace to make it easy for the presenter to read the script seamlessly. The operator has to pay attention to what the presenter is saying so they can follow the latter’s pacing instead of forcing them to speak at a speed that they are not comfortable with. If there is no operator during the shoot, the presenter can use a wireless controller or a foot pedal to control the scrolling speed."
(Maybe the King didn't want to operate the foot pedal himself, so decided against the extra person on set.)
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