Archive video: The day Elizabeth became Queen

editorial image
Comedian Stewart Lee

Comedian Stewart Lee to perform 80s routine at Nightingales gig in Portsmouth

Have your say

Archive newsreel footage shows the Queen on the day she bame monarch.

She was holidaying in Kenya when she was informed of the death of her father, King George VI. The events of the day are reported in a seven-minute British Pathe newsreel.