Queen Elizabeth II is 70 years old

Queen Elizabeth II is 70 years old

Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s most famous monarch, on Sunday passed the historic milestone of her 70-year reign, in what has become a rare appearance since health concerns in October. Traditionally, February 6th is a bittersweet day for private reflection on the Sandringham estate. Because it is the date of his accession to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, as well as the date of the death of his father, King George VI, of lung cancer at the age of 56. Before Elizabeth II, only two monarchs in history had reached 70 years of rule: Louis XIV, King of France who ruled 72 years and 110 days from 1643 to 1715, and King Bhumibol of Thailand (70 years and 126 days in history). 1946 to 2016). The most important dates in the reign of “Queen Elizabeth” in pictures.

Achievement : Oliver JUSZCZAK

  • Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), baptized in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace, London, 1926. – Mary Evans / Siba

    Princess Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 in London.

  • Princess Elizabeth meets a pony heroine at the Richmond Horse Gallery, June 15, 1934. – Greenville Collins / Mary Evans / Siba

    She has a passion for horses from an early age.

  • Members of the British royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London after the coronation of King George VI on May 12, 1937. AP / SIPA

    She became heir to the British crown after her father, George VI, unexpectedly ascended the throne after Edward VIII abdicated his divorced mistress on December 11, 1936.

  • King George VI and the royal family at an archers presentation ceremony on July 12, 1937 in Edinburgh, Scotland. – AP / SIPA

    King George VI, his wife, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, are a loving family.

  • Princess Elizabeth in December 1942, she is 16 years old. – Mary Evans / Siba

    Princess Elizabeth, the future heir to the throne, attracts the attention of the press.

  • In this photo taken on November 20, 1947, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, wave to the crowd on their wedding day from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London. – AP / SIPA

    On November 20, 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a distant cousin.

  • Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London in 1948. – SIPA

    Prince Charles was born on November 14, 1948. The couple had three more children: Anne, Andrew and Edward.

  • The public learns of the death of King George VI from the newspapers, February 6, 1952, in London. – Intercontinental / Agence France-Presse

    On February 6, 1952, on a trip to Kenya, she ascended the throne at the age of 25, after her father died of lung cancer. He was 56 years old.

  • Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain on her coronation on June 2, 1953. Universal Image / SIPA

    He was coronated at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

  • In this file photo on July 29, 1981, Prince Charles kisses Princess Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London after their wedding. – AP / SIPA

    On July 29, 1981, the son of the throne, Prince Charles, married Princess Diana.

  • Windsor Castle is on fire on November 20, 1992. – Keith Waldgrave / Post on Sunday / Ciba

    In 1992, the Queen sparked a “terrifying year” because three of her children were separated from their husbands and Windsor Castle was hit by devastating fire.

  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, look at bouquets of flowers laid in honor of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, outside Buckingham Palace in London, September 5, 1997. AP / SIPA

    After Lady Diana’s death on August 31, 1997 in a car accident in Paris, Queen Elizabeth II was criticized for the shyness of her reaction, in line with popular sentiment.

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the day she became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, in Tweedbank, Scotland, September 9, 2015. – Rex/Shutterstock/Siba

    On September 9, 2015, she broke the record for the longevity of the British throne.

  • Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, in London, Britain, April 21, 2016. – TIM ROOKE / SHUTTERSTOK / SIPA

    At the height of her popularity, she celebrated her 90th birthday alongside her husband Prince Philip on April 21, 2016.

  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits alone in St George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who has been by her side for 73 years, at Windsor Castle, England, on Saturday 17 April 2021. Jonathan Brady / AP / SIPA

    On April 9, 2021, her husband Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99.

  • Queen Elizabeth II at Wood Farm, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK, January 28, 2022. – BAV/SIPA . media

    On February 6, 2022, you will reach 70 years of reign, a platinum jubilee that will lead to four days of festivities in June.

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