On this day in 1952


By 2020 Tricia Thomas

Today marks 69 years of devoted service by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

#Onthisday in 1952, The Queen acceded to the throne on the death of her father King George VI. Her Majesty has now been Sovereign for 69 years.

This clip is taken from Lord Wakehurst’s film about the death of King George VI and The Queen’s accession.

Find out more about The Queen’s Accession and Coronation here:  The Royal Family