In Their Own Words

The Queen & Her Commonwealth of Nations

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 56s

In the first years of her reign, the Queen cultivates the Commonwealth of Nations, former imperial colonies that still desire strong ties with Britain. Former British Prime Minister John Major notes that, “when the queen became monarch in 1952 the commonwealth were four, perhaps five nations, no more. The queen and the commonwealth have grown up together.”

Aired: 09/01/15

Rating: TV-PG