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Bereavement

When peace returned the House of Windsor was stable and respected, a far cry from the scandalous years of Edward and Mrs Simpson a decade earlier. But tragedy soon struck. The King, who had often suffered from ill-health, died of cancer in February 1952. The young Princess Elizabeth became the new Queen. Her coronation took place the following year.
 1952: The BBC announces the death of King George VI

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