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“I remember we were terrified of being recognized”Buckingham Palace shared the Queen’s memories of her Victory Day celebrations as “one of the most memorable nights of my life.”

The monarch recorded an interview for BBC Radio 4 The Way We Were for the 40th anniversary on May 8, 1985.

In the audio archives that appeared on the royal family’s social networks, the queen can be heard telling how, at the age of 19, she joined thousands of other revelers after having slipped into the crowd in front of Buckingham Palace without being noticed with its 14 years. old sister Princess Margaret.

“We applauded the king and queen on the balcony, and then we walked for miles on the streets,” said the queen.

“I remember lines of unknown people who tied their arms and walked on Whitehall, we all just trained in a wave of happiness and relief.

“My sister and I realized that we couldn’t see what the crowds liked. My mother had put on her tiara for the occasion, so we asked my parents if we could go out and see for ourselves. I remember we were terrified of being recognized. “

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