This year, the Queen celebrated
a remarkable 70 years on the British throne.
A national treasure in many
ways, Her Majesty is one of the most loved and respected figures across the
Young Elizabeth with her dogs
On 21 April 1926, the Duke and
Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) gave birth to their
first child, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. Four years later, Princess
Margaret Rose Windsor was born and became the only sibling of Elizabeth.
The Queen in 1942
In 1942, Elizabeth was
appointed Colonel of the Regiment of the Grenadier Guards, on her 16th
Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their honeymoon
On 20 November 1947, a sweet
romance blossomed into marriage. Elizabeth married Prince Philip in
Westminster Abbey. The two had a wonderful relationship that lasted for a
strong 73 years. Tragically, Prince Philip passed away in 2021 during
The Royal Family together
On 14 November 1948, the
Princess gave birth to her first child, Prince Charles. Almost two years
after her first child was born, Elizabeth gave birth to her first daughter,
Princess Anne. The royal baby was born on 25 August 1950.
Soon after the birth of her
first and second children, Elizabeth officially became the Queen in a spectacular
coronation ceremony in 1953. Most recently, the Queen celebrated her Platinum
Jubilee in honour of her 70-year reign as Her Majesty.
A stunning coronation
In the years that followed,
the Queen had two more children, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
The Queen and Prince Philip ride past a joyous crowd
In June 1977, the Queen
celebrated her Silver Jubilee, an important milestone for her at the time.
An important event also
occurred in 1977, as the Queen became a first-time grandmother to Peter
Phillips, who was born in November that year. Since Peter, the Queen has had
another seven grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry.
The Queen and Diana in 1982
On 5 September 1997, the Queen
addressed the death of Diana. The Queen said: “I want to pay tribute to
Diana, myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good
times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire
others with her warmth and kindness.”
The Queen and Prince Philip looked cheerful at the Golden Jubilee celebration
In 2002, the Queen reached
another milestone and celebrated her Golden Jubilee. The 2000s also had
important events, such as the Queen and Prince Philip’s 60-year marriage
The Queen in 2022
This year became a delightful
year for the Queen, as she celebrated the Platinum Jubilee, and also became 96
years of age. Here’s to the lovely lady and her remarkable reign.