Who was Queen Elizabeth and how did she become a queen?
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime and 15 at the time of her death. She leaves behind her children King Charles III, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Her famous grandchildren: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Prince William of Wales, and more.
PBS- Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, dead at 96 (YouTube- September 8, 2022, PBS News Hour)
|April 21, 1926: Born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in Mayfair, London, the first child of the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later called the Queen Mother.||Nov. 20, 1947: Elizabeth marries Prince Philip Mountbatten of Greece and Denmark at Westminster Abbey.|
|Feb. 6, 1952: Elizabeth becomes queen upon the death of her father George VI.|
2002: Elizabeth marks 50 years of reign with her Golden Jubilee. The year also sees the deaths of Elizabeth’s mother and her sister, Margaret.
Dec. 20, 2007: Elizabeth becomes the longest-living British monarch, overtaking Victoria.
Feb. 6, 2022: Elizabeth becomes the first British monarch to reach a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as sovereign.
Sept. 6, 2022: Elizabeth meets Boris Johnson and Liz Truss at her summer holiday home in Scotland to oversee the handover of power from the outgoing prime minister to his successor. Traditionally held at Buckingham Palace in London, the ceremonies were moved to Balmoral for the first time in the queen’s reign in light of her mobility problems.
Sept. 8, 2022: Elizabeth dies at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at age 96. Her eldest son becomes King Charles III.