Fifty Years With The Firm

Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign.


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The Queen's accession was seen as the dawn of a new Elizabethan age.

02The Magic Circle20020204

He asks how much power is invested in the monarchy.

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When TV cameras were permitted to film the domestic life of the royals.

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Margaret Thatcher's arrival altered the relationship between the Queen and her prime ministers.

05Doom And Gloom20020225

The year 1992 will be remembered as the monarchy's `annus horribilis'.

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The death of the Princess of Wales in 1997 plunged the monarchy into crisis.