On the death of her father King George VI from cancer, Queen Elizabeth 2 was enthroned.
She was destined to become one of the longest-serving monarchs in British history.
Three of her children were divorced amid much controversy.1952.
Then a young and not-yet-internationally famous Canadian actor, Christopher Plummer arrived in Bermuda.
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Bermuda had been given notice by the UK of the intention to withdraw within three years all British military units based in Bermuda.
The new royal yacht Britannia was not quite ready, so the couple flew to Bermuda on a especially-furnished British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Stratocruiser "Canopus." The royal couple were greeted by his Excellency the Governor, Lieutenant General Sir Alexander Hood. Later, the Queen and Duke, flanked by Archdeacon John Stow and the Governor, visited St. George's, the oldest Anglican church in the western hemisphere.
With him were local VIPs including Lady Hood, Miss Rosemary Hood, Wing-Commander John Fountain and Wing-Commander E. The steps of the church were lined by Girl Guides and Brownies.
The BOAC aircraft carrying him (and his wife) to London to be knighted by the Queen had to make an unscheduled atop in Bermuda, owing to engine trouble.
As Bermuda's Inn Keepers Act of 1930 did not allow Jews or Negroes or Catholics to enter a white hotel or guesthouse, only at the black Imperial Hotel, they were not allowed entry at the St. Mc David and his wife protested this by returning to the airport where they spent the night sleeping on benches in the airport lounge.