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George VI - Coronation Speech

George VI Heartfelt Coronation Speech and Procession, 1937 [HD]. George VI's coronation took place on 12 May 1937. This was the same date intended for his brother Edward's coronation. George was a reluctant King. His speech impediment meant he was very uncomfortable speaking in public. You can hear he takes his time over speaking.

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George VI - Funeral

In this footage from London in 1952, King George VI is given a state funeral to honour his Royal reign. It shows the conveyance of the body from Westminster Hall to Windsor. Many monarchs attended the funeral including the King of Sweden and King Of Denmark to name a few.

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