Thursday 30 May 2024

Brief History Of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21 April 1926. She is Queen and longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom of great Britain and numerous other Commonwealth realms and territories. She was extremely popular for nearly all of her long reign by the world 🌎. She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). Her father ascended the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth the presume heir to the throne. She was nicknamed Lilibet during her childhood days. Though she spent much of her childhood with nannies, Princess Elizabeth was influenced greatly by her mother, who instilled in her a devout Christian faith as well as a keen understanding of the demands of royal life. She is named after her mother, with her two middle names representing her paternal great-grandmothers.

During her education days, she was taught mostly by private tutors, with an emphasis on British history and law, the princess also studied music and learned to speak fluent French. She trained as a Girl Guide (the British equivalent of the Girl Scouts) and developed a lifelong passion for horses. Elizabeth's younger years are spent between her family's townhouse and their home in Richmond Park. In 1936, the family took the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park as their country home. When WWII begins, she move with her sister to the royal lodge where she made her first radio broadcast, joining the army and performed other public duties too. In 1947, soon after the royal family returned from an official visit to South Africa and Rhodesia, they announced her engagement to Prince Philip of Greece, her third cousin (both were great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) and a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. She had set her sights on him when she was only 13, and their relationship developed through visits and correspondence during the war. Elizabeth and Phillip were married for 73 years, until the Prince died in April 2021 at the age of 99. They have four children together.

Their first son, Charles (Prince of Wales) was born in 1948; a daughter, Anne (Princess Royal) arrived two years later. When Elizabeth's grandfather George V died in 1936, his eldest son (Elizabeth's uncle) became King Edward VIII. Edward, however, was in love with American divorcée Wallis Simpson and had to choose between the crown and his heart. In the end, Edward chose "Simpson and abdicated the crown. The event changed the course of her life, making her the heir presumptive to the British crown. Her father was crowned King George VI in 1937, taking on the name George to emphasize continuity with his father. Her mother became Queen Elizabeth. Her father's health start inclining in 1951, Elizabeth stepped in for him at various state functions. After spending that Christmas with the royal family, Elizabeth and Philip left on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, making a stopover in Kenya en route.

They were in Kenya on February 6, 1952, when King George VI succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 56, and his 25-year-old daughter became the sixth woman in history to ascend to the British throne. Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey, at the age of 25. For the first time ever, the coronation ceremony was broadcast on television, allowing people from across the globe to witness the pomp and spectacle of the event. In the first decade of her reign, Elizabeth settled into her role as queen, developing a close bond with Prime Minister Winston Churchill (the first of 13 prime ministers she would work with during her reign). She was also making numerous state trips to abroad and other places too. Queen Elizabeth II became queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries.

These countries were the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (known today as Sri Lanka), as well as the Head of the Commonwealth. She is widely recognized across the globe. She lived a very peaceful and unforgettable live. She's lovely and easy going.She love to be with her families,it has also been reported that her husband Prince Philip lovingly refers to her as 'Cabbage. "She's the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She earned that distinction in 2015, when she surpassed Queen Victoria's 63 years, seven months and two days on the throne.

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