The day Elizabeth became queen

What do you know about Queen Elizabeth II? Watch this video to find out how she became Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

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Transcript

And now, a page from our Sunday morning Almanac. February 6th, 1952. Seventy years ago today. The day Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became Queen Elizabeth II. Her ascent was sudden.

TV voice: Nairobi, Kenya's capital was in a sunny mood for the visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Princess was in Kenya on what was supposed to be a five-month overseas tour, when her father, King George VI, died. Word of his death first reached Elizabeth's husband, Philip, who told his wife the news that would change their lives forever.

TV voice: And the new queen left immediately for London, where her uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, and Earl Mountbatten, uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh, were waiting to welcome the girl who left as a royal ambassador and returned as a queen.

The ensuing seven decades of the Queen's reign brought periods of national prosperity and political upheaval, as well as the decline of the once vast British Empire.

Prince Philip died last April, but, 70 years on, the woman who ascended to the throne at age 25 occupies it still.

In June, Britain will stage a Platinum Jubilee celebration to honour a monarch who, in a world of constant change, remains a singular figure of strength and continuity.

©CBS Sunday Morning

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Submitted by 120scan12 on Sun, 04/12/2022 - 18:36

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this active and video well done first time i did understrand video. I think elizabeth is grate queen because i dont know.

Submitted by ohmiyage.oo on Tue, 29/11/2022 - 12:24

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It was sad about the death of the queen but I enjoied this kind of historical story! thanks a lot!

Submitted by MANU01 on Mon, 14/11/2022 - 14:08

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I didn't know the real story of Queen Elisabeth II, how she became queen and the ensuing upheaval in britain when she ascents the throne.

That story helped me both, improved my english and grown my knowledge

Thank you a lot

Submitted by Maria Cortes on Thu, 08/09/2022 - 21:39

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And now she's gone. A great legacy she left.

Submitted by Coqueta on Wed, 18/05/2022 - 12:28

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I would like know, what is my english level, how I do It?

Submitted by Olivia Nolan on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 17:26

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I enjoyed to watch this video. This video gives useful and interesting informations about Queen Elizhabeth II.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 12:48

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Which other famous queens or kings do you know?
I don't know about famous kings and queens. actually, I don't have this type of knowledge. I saw from your course about Elizabeth becoming a queen thanks I've got information about this.