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Celebrating the end of World War II in Londonís East End
World War II
During World War II the King and Queen became the symbols of the nation's resistance. Elizabeth refused to leave England despite being advised to travel to safety in Canada by the Cabinet. "The princesses would never leave without me, and I couldnít leave without the King, and the King would never leave," she said. Buckingham Palace even took a direct hit during the height of the bombing although luckily no-one was hurt.
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