Princess Elizabeth's first radio broadcast - 1940

Sep 09, 2015, 05:45 PM

The Queen had a good first show. No accapella name-check jingles, but she surely left an impression. It was an early double act, with Princess Margaret by her side, just chipping in at the end, but not doing the travel news.

Enjoy here the immaculate first broadcast from then then Princess Elizabeth, as part of Children’s Hour from the BBC Home Service on 13th October 1940. Anyone who doubts how language and delivery changes over the years, even in the Queen’s case, should listen to this.