The Royal House of Windsor

The Royal House of Windsor

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Summary

This second episode reveals how Elizabeth and her father George VI kept up appearances while crises loomed on every front. In 1947, as Britain suffered from crippling post-war austerity, the royal family set off on a tour of South Africa, but behind the smiles, the king felt the pressures of the strains of war, and anxiety about his eldest daughter. Four years after the family returned from their fraught tour, the king died, leaving a young, newly married Elizabeth to be thrust onto the throne.

Cast & Crew

Director Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer Nick Bullen
Producer Ian A Hunt
Series Producer Leonie Jameson
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