Princess Elizabeth | Queen Elizabeth II's journey to the throne
CHANNEL | Unknown
RECORDED | 01 December 1945
DURATION | 3 minutes 6 seconds
Princess Elizabeth addresses the Young Women's Christian Association on the event of their 90th anniversary. She pays tribute to the support the YWCA gave to women during the recent war and to the high regard in which their 'Blue Cross' emblem is held by the public.
The picture above shows the Royal Family on their way to the VE thanksgiving ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral in 1945.
The YWCA was founded in 1855 by Miss Emma Robarts and the Hon Mrs Arthur Kinnaird to assist women coming to London for the first time. A hostel was opened in Upper Charlotte Street for Florence Nightingale's nurses, who were going to and coming back from the Crimea.
A message from Princess Elizabeth to the Nation's children.
Princess Elizabeth celebrates the achievements and service of the YWCA.
A tribute to the people and ideals of the British Empire and Commonwealth.
Princess Elizabeth's speech to the Commonwealth from Cape Town.
BBC television film on the royal tour of South Africa in 1947.
The betrothal of Princess Elizabeth is announced.
Newsreel of the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
The announcement that Princess Elizabeth has had a son.
Newsreel footage of the young Princess Elizabeth busy with her state duties.
A warm Lancashire welcome for the royal couple as they visit Liverpool and Manchester.
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh meet delighted crowds.
A visit to Sark, Jersey and Guernsey by the royal couple.
Newsreel of the first public appearance of Princess Anne.
An enthusiastic welcome in Athens for Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Elizabeth takes the salute for the first time.
President Truman welcomes the royal couple to Washington DC.
King George VI's final farewell to his eldest daughter.
A report on how Princess Elizabeth was informed of her father's death.
John Snagge announces the death of King George VI.
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