Elizabeth II reigns 70 years: She overcame these 7 BEST! – Topky.sk

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the future British Queen Elizabeth II, was born on April 21, 1926 in London as the eldest daughter of Albert, Duke of York, and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York. She had a younger sister, Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930-2002). Photo gallery (7) Queen Elizabeth’s cousins ​​were pronounced dead, but were in fact at a disabled institution
Source: Profimedia The peaceful family life of the princess ended in 1936, when her grandfather, King George V, died. thus leaving the government to his brother Juraj VI. Eleven-year-old Princess Elizabeth thus became the first in the successor line to the British throne. with servant children. At that time, Elizabeth also appeared in public for the first time, on a live BBC radio station. She wanted to encourage children in Britain, many of whom had to be evacuated at the time. At the age of 18, she became a state counselor in the king’s absence. Photo gallery (7) She wanted to lead an ordinary life. But that has changed
Source: Profimedia Philip, a then 13-year-old boy and her future husband, met his cousin at the age of eight in 1934, when she had no idea that she would spend 73 years as a couple. It wasn’t until 12 years later that Philip asked Princess Elizabeth for a hand, but the couple had to wait until the bride was 21 years old. It happened on April 21, 1947. Philip and Elizabeth got engaged on July 6, 1947, and the wedding took place on November 20, 1947. Philip gave up all his titles that associated him with German roots and adopted his mother’s name Battenberg in the English form Mountbatten. He also transferred from the Orthodox Church to the Anglican Church – as a child from both the Greek and Danish royal families, he was baptized by an Orthodox ceremony. Photo gallery (7) Royal wedding in 1947
Source: profimedia.sk A young couple lived for some time on the island of Malta. Philip served in the Navy and the Princess traveled between Malta and London, where their one-year-old son Charles was cared for by grandparents. During a trip to Kenya, Africa, on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth found that her father, King George VI, had died. The princess was immediately officially proclaimed queen, but was crowned as Elizabeth II. until June 2, 1953. Photo gallery (7) Queen Elizabeth does not lead a boring life, as it may seem at first glance
Source: Profimedia. At the same time, she became the highest representative of the Anglican Church and the Duchess of Lancaster. Prince Philip became Duke of Edinburgh and received the titles of His Royal Highness and Prince of Britain. Elizabeth II and Prince Philip had, in addition to Crown Prince Charles, who was born in 1948, three other children: Princess Anna (1950), Prince Andrew (1960) and Prince Edward (1964). With the birth of Prince Andrew, Elizabeth II. became the first British monarch since Queen Victoria to give birth during her reign. Her marriage to Philip lasted 73 years – until the death of the prince, who died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99. Photo gallery (7) Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip
Source: SITA / AP Photo / Alastair Grant, file In 2002 Elizabeth II. celebrated the 50th anniversary of its reign – as one of the few British monarchs to achieve this milestone. However, the celebrations were also overshadowed by sadness. In February, at the age of 71, her sister Princess Margaret died as a result of the defeat, and only a few weeks later, the Queen Mother died at the age of 101. When Elizabeth II. became queen, the British prime minister was Winston Churchill and the head of the USSR was Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. She survived the Cold War and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe on the throne. She also experienced an attack on the New York twins, a terrorist attack in London, a Scottish referendum on secession from Britain and Brexit. Today is Elizabeth II: 1. the longest living British monarch, 2. the longest ruling British monarch, 3. the longest serving female head of state in history, 4. the longest living current monarch, 5. the longest ruling current monarch, the 6th oldest , 7th longest acting head of state. Photo gallery (7) British Queen Elizabeth II. during an extraordinary televised address to citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth
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