Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video profiles Queen Elizabeth II, whose monarchy has lasted for almost 40 years. She became Queen of England in 1952. It was a position she never wanted, and the reluctant ruler took some time before she became comfortable with her royal duties. The program follows the Queen's transformation from the retiring young woman of the '50s to the stately regent of today. Archival film clips cover her long reign, while historians and palace insiders give their perspectives on the public and private sides of Queen Elizabeth II.
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