Season 1, Episode 4
The queen is head of the 16 realms that make up the Commonwealth. In Perth, Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth is on tour before opening the Heads of Government Meeting, which is especially important for the monarchy. The Commonwealth is being asked to change the rules of succession so that a first-born girl may inherit the crown. If approved, it will be the single biggest change in centuries.
Season 1, Episode 3
The Queen has some surprising possessions. Among them are Westminster Abbey and the Chapels Royal. These are peculiars of the crown as are the Channel Islands, where they still call Her Majesty the Duke of Normandy to remind outsiders that they were with William the Conqueror on the winning side at the Battle of Hastings. The queen also owns the Tower of London.
Season 1, Episode 1
London is, indisputably, the capital of Britain s royal life. Here, the young Princess Elizabeth grew up before World War II. It's where she and her sister mingled, incognito, with the joyous crowds on VE Day. Where she was crowned queen at the age of 26 after the death of her father, King George. Join Sir Trevor McDonald as he introduces us to the ongoing traditions of the monarchy in London.
Find out which possessions constitute peculiars of the crown. 7/15/2012
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