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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-ruling British monarch died on September 8 at age 96. The Queen was 25 years old when she ascended to the throne in February 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years and saw Britain through many cultural and political shifts. Take a look back at her long life and historic reign.

Queen Elizabeth II along with the words, The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II — Events of the Day
Highlights of the events around the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II are covered.

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In Their Own Words: The Queen & Her Commonwealth of Nations
In the first years of her reign, the Queen cultivated the Commonwealth of Nations, former imperial colonies that still desired strong ties with Britain. (Clip)

Queen Elizabeth 11 wearing a yellow hat and coat seated next to Nelson Mandela who is waving and wearing a dark jacket and light shirt . They are in a carriage lined in red.

In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II (introduction)
Watch a brief overview of Queen Elizabeth II’s life and reign. (Clip)

Queen Elizabeth 11 wearing a light-camel coat and hat standing next to Prince Philip in military garb.

In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth through her eventful reign of more than 60 years. (Full length)

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PBS NewsHour: Jubilee Showcases ‘Genuine Affection’ for Queen Elizabeth
Amid pomp and ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee and a 60-year reign. (Clip)

Queen Elizabeth 11 waving wearing a white hat, coat and gloves.

PBS NewsHour: Queen Elizabeth: Diamond Jubilee a “Humbling Experience
The grand finale of the Diamond Jubilee commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign. (Clip)

People wearing paper masks with Queen Elizabeth 11 's likeness on them and carrying British flags.

PBS NewsHour: Britons Go All Out for Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee
Jubilee celebrations began Saturday with a royal visit to the Epsom Racecourse in South London. (Clip)

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Pantomimes at the Waterloo Chamber
From 1941-1944 Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret starred in traditional Pantomimes. (Clip)

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Lucy Worsley’s Royal Photo Album
Lucy Worsley takes us through the story of the royal photograph.

A young Queen Elizabeth wearing a crown with the words The Queen and the Coup.

The Queen and the Coup
Learn how Queen Elizabeth II was deployed in a plot to overthrow Iran’s last democracy.

Princess Elizabeth wearing military uniform standing next to military vehicles.

The Queen at War
Learn how the longest-reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II.

A view of Buckingham Palace and its gardens with a pond in the foreground and the logo for The Queen's Garden.

The Queen’s Garden
This documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the center of London.

The left half of the image show half of the British flag with the logo Secrets of Royal Travel and the other side shows Prince William and his wife and two children disembarking a plane.

Secrets of Royal Travel
The British Royal Family is the most well-traveled monarchy in history. The Queen alone has been around the world 42 times, racking up over one million air miles