Highlights of the reign of Elizabeth II

Highlights of the reign of Elizabeth II

This Thursday, September 8, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle. She is the longest-serving monarch at 70 years of age. These are the events that marked his life and reign

  • 21-04-1926: Born in London.
  • Dec 11, 1936: His father George VI ascends the throne.
  • 20-11-1947: She married Philip of Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey.
  • 14-11-1948: Prince Charles, his eldest son and heir apparent, is born.
  • February 6, 1952: King George VI dies. Elizabeth becomes queen.
  • 1954: First tour of the Commonwealth as Queen.
  • July 29, 1981: His son Charles marries Lady Diana Frances Spencer.
  • June 21, 1982: William, Prince Charles’ eldest son and second in line to succession, is born.
  • Nov 24, 1992: He describes the year that ended as “annus horribilis” for the British monarchy, in which his sons Carlos and Andrés separated and his daughter Ana divorced. In addition, a fire a few days before a fire caused severe damage to Windsor Castle.
  • 26-11-1992: Elizabeth II decides to pay taxes to the treasury.
  • May 6, 1994: Together with French President François Mitterrand, he inaugurated the tunnel under the English Channel that connects the United Kingdom to the European continent.

Source: El heraldo

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