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  • Michelle Wright

    A copy of the February 1952 telegram sent by the Queen Mother to Elizabeth as she was returning from Africa after just learning of her father's death. Addressed To: Her Majesty the Queen.

  • Khandace Collins

    The telegram to the new Queen Elizabeth from her mother, the Dowager Queen and widow of George VI: "To Her Majesty The Queen, All my thoughts and prayers are with you, Mummie, Buckingham Palace." Her Majesty usually marks the anniversary of her accession privately, retiring from public view for the day at Sandringham every year to remember the passing of her father in the home where he died.

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