Queen ‘cool and calm head in a crisis’ says expert
The Royal Family Twitter account shared a sombre message to mark the 69th anniversary of the Queen’s ascension to the throne. In a tweet, Her Majesty’s official social media account said: “#Onthisday in 1952, The Queen acceded to the throne on the death of her father King George VI. Her Majesty has now been Sovereign for 69 years.”
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The message also included a brief clip taken from Lord Wakehurst’s film about the death of King George VI and The Queen’s ascension.
This comes as Dickie Arbiter, a royal commentator and former press secretary to the Queen, said the monarch doesn’t celebrate the day she ascended to the throne as it is linked to a painful and personal event.
He told Honey9: “I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked, first as a reporter, then as a former press secretary and now as a royal commentator, how the Queen celebrates the anniversary of her accession.
“My answer has always been the same: ‘You don’t celebrate the death of your father.'”
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