Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh return to London, 1951 

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princess Margaret welcomed Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Euston Station as they arrived back in London on this day in 1951, following their extensive Tour of Canada, first landing at Liverpool. Following a busy Summer, with the Opening of the Festival of Britain, the Danish State Visit, the Norwegian State Visit, the Tour of Canada was the initiation of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke, who had given up his Naval Careerbecoming full-time working Royals in the last few months of King George VI’s life, ahead of her Accession to the Throne.

Princess Elizabeth in Quebec | Ottawa | Toronto | Winnipeg | British ColombiaWashington, D.CNew Brunswick | HalifaxCharlottetownNewfoundland

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A few days later, Princess Margaret joined Princess Elizabeth (wearing the Maple Leaf Brooch) and the Duke of Edinburgh for a Procession through London and a Luncheon hosted by the Lord Mayor and the City of London at the Guildhall, where the Princess and Prime Minister gave speeches.

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