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We remember Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away Thursday, September 8, after a remarkable reign. Crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth in 1952 at only 25 years old, she was the world’s longest-reigning monarch. We’ve curated a collection of PBS documentaries, interviews, and more to celebrate this extraordinary woman and her indelible impact.
Watch highlights from the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19, 2022. The Queen’s coffin was taken in procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for her funeral service, after which it was taken by hearse from London to Windsor for a committal service in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Watch The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day, a special from the BBC, online & on the PBS Video app.
Watch highlights from the Sept. 14 procession and lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth II.
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.
See how Princess Elizabeth came of age during WWII while London underwent bombardment.
Learn how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II. Princess Elizabeth’s experiences during the war mirrored those of the public and helped shape her into the Queen she became.
February 1953: the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Little does she know she is about to be deployed in a secret plot to topple Iran’s democratic leader in favor of an all-powerful Shah. Planned by MI6 and executed by the C.I.A., the coup that follows destroys relations between Iran and the West. Using newly declassified documents this film unravels this secret for the first time.