The Queen and the Coup

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Learn how Queen Elizabeth II was deployed in a plot to overthrow Iran’s last democracy.

February 1953: the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Little does she know she is about to be deployed in a secret plot to topple Iran’s democratic leader in favor of an all-powerful Shah. Planned by MI6 and executed by the C.I.A., the coup that follows destroys relations between Iran and the West. Using newly declassified documents this film unravels this secret for the first time.

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About the Film

It’s February 1953 – the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Little does Her Majesty know she is about to be deployed in a U.S. plot to topple Iran’s last democratic leader in favor of an all-powerful Shah.

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