The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1970s

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The 1970s were a mix of gloom and glitter. The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated 25 years of marriage, and their daughter, Princess Anne, wed fellow equestrian Mark Phillips. But the Troubles in Ireland spread to mainland Britain, strikes forced a three-day working week, and a fuel crisis sparked food shortages and mounting discontent across the country.

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Diamond Decades tells the definitive history of Her Majesty the Queen, from the beginning of her reign to the Diamond Jubilee.

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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1950s

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In 1952, the sudden death of King George VI changed Elizabeth’s life for ever. The monarch was just 25 when she
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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1960s

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The arrival of the 1960s found Britain in an optimistic mood. Post-war austerity had given way to something of a c
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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1970s

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The 1970s were a mix of gloom and glitter. The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated 25 years of marriage, and their
44 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1980s

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When the 80s began, there was one question on everybody’s lips: whom would Prince Charles, the world’s most el
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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1990s

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The 90s began joyously for the Queen, as she welcomed her 6th grandchild and prepared for her 40th year on the thr
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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – Milennium

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The new millennium witnessed powerful events for Queen and country. The whole nation celebrated the 100th birthday
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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – Jubilee

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This is the story of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. From nationwide street parties to spectac
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