Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in Britain has passed away. She was a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century. The Queen died Thursday while she was 96 years of age.
According to Buckingham Palace, she died at Balmoral Castle. This has been her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to be by her side. The BBC played the national anthem over a portrait of the queen in full regalia.
Who Takes Over Queen Elizabeth II?
Automatically, the Queen’s 73-year-old son Charles becomes monarch. However, the coronation might not take place for months. We cannot confirm if he will be called King Charles III or some other name.
Just for the record, Queen Elizabeth has had good health well into her 90s. Actually, she was first seen using a cane in April 2021. This one appearance was after her husband, Philip of 73 years. In October 2021, she was hospitalized for a night in London for tests. After this, her public appearances grew scarcer and scarcer.
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History Of Queen Elizabeth II
On April 21, 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in London. She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. However, was not born to be queen! But in 1936, when she was 10, Edward VIII abdicated to marry twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, and Elizabeth’s father became King George VI.
She said, “my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.” Indeed, Queen Elizabeth kept this promise across more than seven decades.
Princess Margaret recalled asking her sister whether this meant that Elizabeth would one day be queen. ”‘Yes, I suppose it does,’” Margaret quoted Elizabeth as saying. “She didn’t mention it again.”
Elizabeth was barely in her teens when Britain went to war with Germany in 1939. Elizabeth and Margaret spent most of it at Windsor Castle, spending many nights in an underground shelter as bombs fell.
How She Became Queen
In February 1952, her father George VI died in his sleep at 56. This was after years of ill health. While she had gone to visit Kenya, Elizabeth was told that she was now queen.
“In a way I didn’t have an apprenticeship,” said Elizabeth in a BBC documentary in 1992. “My father died much too young, and so it was all a very sudden kind of taking on, and making the best job you can.”
In 1947 when she was just 21, Elizabeth made a powerful promise to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth.
She was coronated more than a year later at Westminster Abbey. This was spectacle viewed by millions through the still-new medium of television.
Hugest Tragedy At Windsor
In what the queen called the “annus horribilis” of 1992, her daughter Princess Anne was divorced, Prince Charles and Princess Diana separated, and so did Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah. That was also the year Windsor Castle was seriously damaged by fire.
The dent in her popularity was brief. She was by now a sort of national grandmother, with a stern gaze and a kind smile.
She was arguably the most famous person in the world. Surprisingly, her inner life and opinions remained overly secret. The public saw caught only a few glimpses of her personality. You could only notice her joy watching horse races at Royal Ascot. If you’re so conscious, you would feel her pleasure in the companionship of her beloved Welsh Corgi dogs.
Queen In Uganda For CHOGM
The 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was the 20th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It happened in Kampala, Uganda, between 23 November and 25 November 2007, and was hosted by President Yoweri Museveni. This was the first time Queen Elizabeth II stepped in Uganda. One of the funniest moments was when President Yoweri Museveni said, “Queen Elizabeth is a friend with benefits.” This almost landed him in trouble because this is a metaphor to mean the sexual Relationships.