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Queen's birthday celebrated with archive release

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The BBC is marking the Queen's official birthday by releasing archive footage, showing Her Majesty as a young woman, before she took the throne.

This is Princess Elizabeth's first Trooping the Colour in 1951, she had to take the place of her father who was ill.

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