31st May at Canterbury Cathedral
31st May 14.30
Claggett Auditorium, Canterbury Cathedral
As part of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, discover how the childhood experiences of Elizabeth II influenced her role as Queen, wife and mother.
When she was born in 1926, little more – other than a good marriage – would have been hoped for Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her destiny changed when her Uncle David, who became Edward VIII in 1936, chose instead to abdicate, forcing her father to take his place as King.
Melanie Gibson-Barton, one of our most popular speakers, will entertain with an affectionate insight into the life of our monarch, from Princess to Queen.