The early life of Elizabeth II at the point of her marriage in late 1947 during King George VI reign. Through the point in English history when Winston Churchill was elected for a second time as Prime Minister in 1951. The young Elizabeth Begins to understand and learn the responsibilities of the crown. The series explores the relationship of marriage and British leadership beginning with episode 1.
Did You Know?
Sagana Lodge, located on the foothills of Mount Kenya, was built in 1949-1950 as a royal residence. It was a leased wedding gift in 1947 to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (later Queen Elizabeth II) from the colony whilst they were in Kenya. The lodge's lease was returned to the Kenyan government after independence in 1963. See more
After King George VI is pronounced dead, the Royal Insignia (flag) is shown being lowered at Sandringham. This did occur. The Royal flag is flown only when the sovereign is present. Because the heir to the throne, Elizabeth II, was in Africa, her flag could not immediately be raised. Instead, Elizabeth the Queen Mother's flag was raised in the interim. See more
Dearest Lilibet, I know how you loved your papa, my son. And I know you will be as devastated as I am by this loss. But you must put those sentiments to one side now, for duty calls. The grief for your father's death will be felt far and wide. Your people will need your strength and leadership. I have seen three great monarchies brought down through their failure to separate personal indulgences from duty. You must not allow yourself to make similar mistakes. And while you mourn your father, ...
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Jared Harris
and Vanessa Kirby See more