When Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born, she was not a direct inheritor to the throne since her father was the second son of King George V. However after her grandfather died and her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated — each inside the similar 12 months — Elizabeth’s father grew to become King George VI. The transfer made the younger princess, who was simply 10 years outdated, the following in line.
From this second on, her life modified as she started coaching to be the following monarch.
Elizabeth married Prince Philip a few years after World Battle II ended and he had returned from serving abroad within the navy in 1947. Quickly after, they’d their first two youngsters, Charles and Anne.
On February 6, 1952, at age 25, Elizabeth acceded to the throne. After eight years as queen, she had her third baby, Andrew, and in 1964 her final son, Edward.
From an early age, Elizabeth understood the ability of media and harnessed it to nice impact all through her reign. At her coronation in 1953, she requested cameras be allowed into Westminster Abbey to televise the occasion for the primary time. She would go on to allow cameras at her day by day engagements, permit unprecedented entry to her non-public life within the 1969 BBC documentary “Royal Household,” and even dipped her toe into social media when she joined Twitter in 2014.
As queen, she was served by 15 UK prime ministers, met 12 serving US presidents ,numerous heads of state and visited over 120 international locations.
In 2022, she celebrated her platinum jubilee — which marked an unbelievable 70 years on the throne — and three months later she died of outdated age in Balmoral, Scotland, at age 96. She was laid to relaxation alongside her husband of 73 years at Windsor Fortress.
Final up to date: December 21, 2022
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