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Friday, February 22, 2013

Accession and Coronation

Accession and Coronation

Accession and Coronation
6 February 2013 marked the 61st anniversary of The Queen's Accession to the throne.
After her marriage in 1947, Princess Elizabeth paid formal visits with The Duke of Edinburgh to France and Greece, and in autumn 1951 they toured Canada.
Princess Elizabeth also visited Malta four times while Prince Philip was stationed there on naval duties, and enjoyed the life of a naval wife and young mother.
This way of life was not to last long, as her father's health was deteriorating. In 1952, King George VI's illness forced him to abandon his proposed visit to Australia and New Zealand. The Princess, accompanied by Prince Philip, took his place.

View three films from the archives charting the death of King George VI and The Queen's Accession and Coronation.
HRH The Queen's Accession and Coronation

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