NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 1977
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(London, England) Report on festivities for jubilee; bonfire lightings across England, Scotland and Wales noted. Tradition began in 1588 at sighting of Spanish Armada during reign of Elizabeth I. Wk.'s events listed. (British television film, with narration, of Queen lighting 1st bonfire, and fireworks display following, shown.) Elizabeth was daughter of Duke of York and wasn't in line to throne at all. Events putting her in line for throne cited. Grandfather was King George V and her uncle was King Edward VIII; he abdicated and her father became king. (Films shown, incld. is Princess Margaret.) Mbrship. in Girl Guides and work in World War II noted. On 21st birthday, Elizabeth broadcast to Commonwealth from South Africa. [ELIZABETH - will devoted to subjects' service.] Marriage to Philip Mountbatten and births of Charles and Anne noted. King George Virgin Islands died in 1952; Elizabeth was in Kenya at time; was crowned in 1953. [MAN - proclaiming Elizabeth queen.] Other details of public and private life, include 2 other sons Edward and Andrew, noted. Queen will ride to events Tuesday in carriage made for coronation of George III.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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