BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 13838

Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen
Key Info
  • Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen
  • Duration: 01:14
  • John Snagge reads the formal announcement from Sandringham that King George VI died peacefully in his sleep on the 6 February 1952. Following the death of her father Princess Elizabeth immediately flew back from an official tour of Kenya, arriving at Heathrow Airport to be greeted by Winston Churchill. BBC cameras captured the moment she stepped off the plane dressed in black and into her new life as Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Subject:



    Monarchy: Modern

  • Keywords: Death, coronation, Prime Minister, official, Winston Churchill, Monarchy, British, Royal Family, QEII
Ideas for use in class
  • Class discussion or in pairs: what do you think you would be thinking if you were suddenly to become King or Queen of England?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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