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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II
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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

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.

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: Procession, Vigil and State Funeral

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.

Highlights: The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Highlights: The Procession to Lying-in-State

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Watch highlights from the Sept. 14 procession and lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth II.

The Procession and Vigil
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Highlights: The Procession to Lying-in-State
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: Procession, Vigil and State Funeral
Highlights: The Procession to Lying-in-State
His Majesty The King in Wales
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: Procession, Vigil and State Funeral
His Majesty The King in Wales
Her Majesty The Queen: The Family’s Vigil
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: Procession, Vigil and State Funeral
Her Majesty The Queen: The Family’s Vigil

Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life | A PBS NewsHour Special

Exploring Queen Elizabeth’s life, legacy, and her influence within the royal family, across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Watch Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life online and on the PBS Video app.

In Their Own Words: 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.

Watch In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II online and on the PBS Video app.

This film premiered in September 2015.

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In Their Own Words

Coming of Age During WWII

See how Princess Elizabeth came of age during WWII while London underwent bombardment.

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Coming of Age During WWII
In Their Own Words
Coming of Age During WWII
Uncle's abdication led to Elizabeth's reign on the throne
PBS NewsHour
Uncle's abdication led to Elizabeth's reign on the throne
The King Is Dead — Long Live the Queen!
In Their Own Words
The King Is Dead — Long Live the Queen!
The Queen & Her Commonwealth of Nations
In Their Own Words
The Queen & Her Commonwealth of Nations
Queen Elizabeth: Diamond Jubilee a 'Humbling Experience'
PBS NewsHour
Queen Elizabeth: Diamond Jubilee a 'Humbling Experience'
The long and often turbulent life of Prince Philip
PBS NewsHour
The long and often turbulent life of Prince Philip
Crowds gather in UK to mourn Queen Elizabeth II
PBS NewsHour
Crowds gather in UK to mourn Queen Elizabeth II
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, dead at 96
PBS NewsHour
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, dead at 96

The Queen at War

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.

Watch The Queen at War only with PBS NC Passport online and on the PBS Video app.

The Queen and the Coup

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.

Watch The Queen and the Coup only with PBS NC Passport online and on the PBS Video app.

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