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This day in 1952 Elizabeth becomes Queen Options
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 6:13:56 AM

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II

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On 6 February 1952, they had just returned to their Kenyan home, Sagana Lodge, after a night spent at Treetops Hotel, when word arrived of the death of the King and consequently Elizabeth's immediate accession to the throne. Philip broke the news to the new Queen.[56] Martin Charteris asked her to choose a regnal name; she chose to remain Elizabeth, "of course".[57] She was proclaimed queen throughout her realms and the royal party hastily returned to the United Kingdom.

https://news.mail.ru/society/28672131/?frommail=1 :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38872538
TheParser
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I have an original copy of The Times newspaper of February 7, 1952.

That famous British newspaper at the time had ONLY small advertisements on its front page.

That day, however, it made an exception: In the upper right-hand corner were these words: DEATH OF THE KING.

On page 9, there was an article with this title: THE NEW QUEEN AN OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATIVE OF HER GENERATION.

And an article with this title: THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH INBORN LOVE OF THE SEA

And an article with this title: PRINCE CHARLES HEIR-APPARENT AT AGE THREE



*****

At that time, The Times was still a very dignified-looking newspaper and read by the Establishment.
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 11:01:16 AM

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I remember the party for the coronation - a little later in June 1953.

I don't remember the death of the King/accession of the Queen - I was only eighteen months old.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Hope123
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 11:42:29 AM

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Thanks for this thread, Xap.

I have quite a bit of fine bone china and books commemorating events of the Royal Family. It was left to me by both sides of my family. My mother in particular made sure we were aware of events such as this and I have continued with my love for them. I read about the King and Queen Mother's attitudes during the war and admired that. Queen Elizabeth II is my most admired famous woman for her devotion to duty and to her country, for her positivity, her even temper, and her common sense - pun intended. Whistle She even drove for the war. Quite the thing becoming queen at her age. I have been watching the series "Victoria" on PBS and she was only eighteen, so it is easy to see what a responsiibility it is to take that on at such a young age, all the while mourning the death of your father.

I admire William and Kate and Harry for their attitudes, their willingness to work, and their charity help. It was too bad about Diana and Charles, but I think there is always fault on both sides, not just one. I actually feel a bit sorry for Charles as heir-in-waiting, but maybe he is just as glad.

I remember when "God Save the Queen" was our national anthem too. My husband enjoyed singing all three verses when we were in a choir. People would go to sit down after verse one, and the men alone would come in with the second verse. Very stirring. Apparently there are six verses.

(BTW - The only china/dishes I will buy are those "Made in England" even though they cost more for me.)

Long Live the Queen! May her Reign Continue for Many Years!

Sometimes the longest way around is the shortest way home. Anon
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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
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Hope123 wrote:
Thanks for this thread, Xap.

I have quite a bit of fine bone china and books commemorating events of the Royal Family. It was left to me by both sides of my family. My mother in particular made sure we were aware of events such as this and I have continued with my love for them.

The Queen is a nice lady and my mother adores her.
TheParser
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I will never forget a photograph that I once saw.

It was taken perhaps in the 1960s.

It showed a small car in crowded London traffic.

On top of the small car was a little flag fluttering in the wind.

There was no police escort or anything.

The cutline (words under the picture) said that Her Majesty was in that car.

And, I guess, the chauffeur and probably only one bodyguard.

London was so safe in those days.

Hope123
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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
Hope123 wrote:
Thanks for this thread, Xap.

I have quite a bit of fine bone china and books commemorating events of the Royal Family. It was left to me by both sides of my family. My mother in particular made sure we were aware of events such as this and I have continued with my love for them.

The Queen is a nice lady and my mother adores her.


Your Mom has good taste. And she must have - she raised you! ✅

Sometimes the longest way around is the shortest way home. Anon
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