Princess Elizabeth | Queen Elizabeth II's journey to the throne
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 15 December 1950
DURATION | 3 minutes 54 seconds
In the brilliant sunshine of Athens, the royal couple are welcomed by King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece at the start of their week-long visit to the city. The streets are lined with cheering crowds and officials in national dress as the royal couple tour Athens and go sightseeing at the Acropolis. The report ends with stunning images of the Parthenon at sunset.
It would be very rare to enjoy such a quiet visit to the Acropolis today, as it attracts 500,000 visitors a year. As part of the huge restoration project, ongoing since the 1970s, the sculptures seen on the monuments in this film have been removed to the Acropolis Museum and replaced by casts.
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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.
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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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