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Queen Elizabeth II Documentary Released To Mark Her 65th Coronation Anniversary

Date February 9, 2018

As the Royal Family prepares for a season of weddings and new babies, Queen Elizabeth II recently marked the 65th anniversary of her coronation.

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Longest Serving Monarch

The Queen has been the longest serving monarch in British history since she beat Queen Victoria's record in 2015.

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She kept it traditional by marking the milestone privately at Sandringham, where her father King George VI passed on, and where she spent the winter break.

In addition to the celebratory gunshots fired in her honor, Channel 5 has begun to air a documentary that focuses on the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and her father’s coronation in 1937. The documentary also discusses her mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

The Queen Mother died in 2002, and she is known as one of the most influential Queen consorts.

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Queen Mother

Footage from the documentary shows that she played a huge role in preparing Queen Elizabeth II for life as the Queen of the United Kingdom. She is said to have told her daughter to "always walk through the very centre of a doorway."

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A former lady in waiting to the Queen Mother says this was very helpful to the shy Princess Elizabeth who was about to step into her father’s shoes.

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The Queen's Early Life

Queen Elizabeth was 25-years-old when her father King George VI died. She was on a Commonwealth tour in Kenya when she learned that he had passed on.

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The first episode of the documentary in her honor is one hour long and titled "Coronation." It reveals that the future Queen was taking swimming lessons at the exact moment she learned that her uncle, Edward VIII, had abdicated the throne.

Prince Edward’s abdication made her father successor.

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