Queen Elizabeth II – The Queen who saved a Kingdom

Elizabeth II
Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, 21 April 1926
Dead 8 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II of England died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she was staying, she was 96 years old. Her cause of death has not been revealed, but the British royal family said: “She passed away peacefully.”

Her tenure, which spanned nearly seven decades from 1952, encompassing 70 years, is the longest of any British monarch. She was the second longest-serving monarch in history, behind Louis XIV of France (1643-1715), who ruled for 72 years and 110 days.

After the queen’s death, Prince Charles (73), the eldest son of the first in line to the throne, became the new king “Charles III”.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my beloved monarch and my beloved mother,” the new king said in a statement.

“The people of Britain and the world will feel the loss.”

The queen was born in London on April 21, 1926, the eldest daughter of the Duke of York (later King George VI).

Her real name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. Her younger sister is Princess Margaret.

In 1947, she married Captain Philip Mountbatten (Duke of Edinburgh) of Greek royal blood.

She acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25, after the death of her father.

They have three sons and one daughter: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The Queen who saved a Kingdom
The Queen who saved a Kingdom

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After an unprecedented 70 years on the throne, Elizabeth II’s reign ended on September 8.

After issuing a brief and ominous update on doctors’ concern for her health earlier that day, and after members of her immediate family had gathered at Balmoral Castle, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that she “died peacefully” at the Scottish estate in the afternoon.

“The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight,” she said, “and return to London tomorrow.”

The king, of course, being Carlos.

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The Queen who saved a Kingdom
The Queen who saved a Kingdom

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