Primary History KS2: HRH Princess Elizabeth broadcast

HRH Princess Elizabeth - now Queen - with a message of sympathy for the nation.

HRH Princess Elizabeth broadcast

In October 1940 HRH Princess Elizabeth - the current Queen - made her first radio broadcast aged 14. It was a message of sympathy to the children of Britain and the Empire.


Thousands of you in this country have had to leave your homes and be separated from your fathers and mothers. My sister - Margaret Rose - and I feel so much for you, as we know from experience what it means to be away from those we love most of all. To you, living in new surroundings, we send a message of true sympathy; and at the same time we would like to thank the kind people who have welcomed you to their homes in the country.

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