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His Majesty King George VI is unable to attend Trooping the Colour due to ill health, so his place is taken by his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, who takes the salute for the first time. (1951)

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Thu 7 Jun 1951 10:45
BBC Television Service

Did You Know?

The horse ridden by the princess at this event was called Winston, while the music played at the beginning of the troop inspection is The Triumphal March (Glory to Egypt, to Isis!) from Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi.


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Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Henderson
CommentatorLieutenant-Colonel Henry Green
ParticipantHRH Prince Charles
ParticipantHRH Princess Elizabeth
ParticipantHRH Princess Margaret
ParticipantPrince Henry (Duke of Gloucester)

Princess Elizabeth Collection

Princess Elizabeth Collection

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