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Rare footage of Queen Elizabeth II as a young woman

The BBC has released rare footage of the Queen of England as a teenager and a young woman.

This collection follows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from Princess to Queen, from her first broadcast at the age of 14 to the announcement of her accession at 24.

The programmes reveal the role that the young princess played both during the difficult days of World War II and in the years following, when the nation struggled to recover from the devastation of war. They also recall the huge public affection Princess Elizabeth attracted through her early dedication to her country and the newly formed Commonwealth.

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