Princess Elizabeth | Queen Elizabeth II's journey to the throne
CHANNEL | Home Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 14 November 1948
DURATION | 00 minutes 45 seconds
A late-night news item broadcasts the announcement from Buckingham Palace that Princess Elizabeth 'was safely delivered of a prince'. Newsreader John Snagge confirms that both mother and baby are doing well, before offering 'royal congratulations' on behalf of the listeners.
The new baby boy, named Charles Philip Arthur George, became second in line to the throne after his mother, Princess Elizabeth.
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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