Princess Elizabeth | Queen Elizabeth II's journey to the throne
CHANNEL | Unknown
FIRST BROADCAST | circa October 1951
DURATION | 4 minutes 10 seconds
After an extensive tour of Canada, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Washington DC and get a warm welcome from President Harry S Truman on behalf of the people of the United States. Princess Elizabeth's response stresses the friendly ties between the United States and the British Commonwealth and their mutual commitment to freedom and peace.
President Truman refers to the visit made by George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later known as the Queen Mother) to the United States in 1939. This was the first visit made to the USA by a reigning British and Canadian monarch.
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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