On Wednesday 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth ll at the age of 89 became the longest reigning British Monarch. Let’s take a look at some of her best moments so far.
1926 The gorgeous baby Elizabeth was born.
1936 Elizabeth had no expectation of her father becoming King. But one event led to another, and in 1936 after the abdication of his brother, King George IV became a rather reluctant King. Princess Elizabeth was now in line for the throne.
1940 At the age of 14, in the midst of the war, a rather inspirational Princess Elizabeth gave her first radio broadcast giving reassurance to young people across the country.
1947 Elizabeth married Prince Philip of whom she met when she was only 13! They went on to have two children, Charles and Anne.
1952 In 1952 Elizabeth became Queen. Her coronation in 1953 was the first televised coronation, and was watched by so many people across the country. Did you watch it?
1976 The Queen Elizabeth went on her first trip to Canada for the opening of the Olympics.
1977 A year later and it’s the silver jubilee. And it marked the perhaps start of the Queen’s all-in-one rather colourful outfits.
1997 The beautiful Princess Diana, the Queen’s daughter in law, died in 1997. Elizabeth and Diana had always had a rather complicated relationship and this was a very significant & sad time for the royal family, the Queen herself, and the country.
2002 Within two months of each other, the Quesn’S mother and sister, Princess Margaret passed away. This was great loss for Queen Elizabeth after losing her father so long ago.
2012- Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
2015 – Hello today. 63 years and 7 months later and the Queen is Britain’s longest reigning monarch, and still sporting those fantastic all-in-one colour outfits!