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Queen Elizabeth II – Britain’s Longest Serving Monarch Dies

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Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral on 8th September 2022. The longest-serving British monarch was 96 and had been performing her duties albeit with more rest periods in between.

 

The Eyes That Saw All

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on April 21, 1926, in the ruling royal family of the British empire. She witnessed the second world war, the holocaust, and multiple new waves of human rights missions and disasters that the world saw.

 

Ascent To The Throne

Queen Elizabeth’s father was second in line to the throne, King George VI. However, as her uncle Edward VIII abdicated the crown and throne for his lady love, her father became the next in line. On 6th February 1952 at the age of 25, Elizabeth became the Queen of England. She saw seven decades in power.

 

Queen's coronation

Marriage And Family

Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 21 on November 20, 1947. Their marriage stood the test of time and the couple was the most loving one that people saw.

 

Children & Grandchildren Of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth is a proud matriarch with 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The queen saw her children getting married, divorced, struggling with accusations, living with estranged partners, and in the case of Princess Diana losing a mother!

 

Queen Elizabeth family

Historical Moments of Queen Elizabeth

Some key moments in her lifetime were:

  • 1963 – Assassination of President Kennedy
  • 1965 – State visit to West Germany
  • 1966 – Aberfan Disaster
  • 1969 – Man Walks on the Moon
  • 1977 – Silver Jubilee
  • 1981 – Charles and Diana’s Wedding
  • 1989 – Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • 1992 – Annus Horribilis
  • 1994 – First Visit to Russia
  • 1997 – Death of Diana
  • 2001 – September 11 Attacks
  • 2002 – Golden Jubilee
  • 2011 – First Visit to the Republic of Ireland
  • 2012 – London Olympics
  • 2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • 2021 – Death of a husband

In a day Charles will be announced the new King, however, his coronation will take time. All we can say is that London bridge has fallen down!

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