© Reuters FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attends the Queen’s Bodyguard of Scotland (also known as the Royal Company of Archers) Reddendo Parade at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, June 30, 2022.
LONDON (Reuters) – Here are some facts about Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
– Elizabeth was born at 17 Bruton St, London on 21 April 1926 and was christened on 29 May in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace.
– When her uncle Edward VIII abdicated on 11 December 1936 and her father became King George VI. She was 10 years old.
– In the year On 20 November 1947, she married the Prince of Greece, Naval Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey, London. They had four children: Prince Charles (born 1948), Princess Anne (1950), Prince Andrew (1960) and Prince Edward (1964). Philip is 99 in April 2021. He died.
– On February 6, 1952, she ascended the throne after her father died while on a royal visit to Kenya. On 2 June 1953, she was crowned in Westminster Abbey, the first televised coronation.
– When she ascended the throne, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Harry Truman led the Soviet Union, China, and the United States, while Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of England.
– Served under 15 Prime Ministers. During her tenure, there were 14 US presidents, all of them bar Lyndon Johnson.
– On September 9, 2015, she surpassed her great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years, 7 months, 2 days, 16 hours, and 23 minutes. Back to the Norman King William the Conqueror in 1066.
– Elizabeth has been Queen of 15 territories including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenadines and Tuvalu.
– She celebrated her Platinum Jubilee – her 70th acting year – on February 6, 2022.