Queen Elizabeth II of England turned 96 today… The Queen, born on April 21, 1926, will be celebrating the end of her life with her family in peace and quiet.
Queen Elizabeth II of England turned 96 today.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show has released a photo of the Queen with her beloved ponies.
The photo, said to have been taken at Windsor Castle last month, shows the Queen with two white ponies in front of a magnolia tree.
70 years on the throne
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne and her birthday…
The Queen, whose birthday is April 21, will spend the day calmly.
The main celebration takes place on June 2nd with an event called Trooping The Color.
When her uncle decides to love…
The life of Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of the longest reigning monarch in the world, is like a movie.
His uncle was King VIII Edward’s abdication of the throne for the sake of his love Wallis Simpson, his father becoming king in his stead and eventually his father’s death after his father’s death as he is the eldest child in the family…
He began his preparations at the age of 10
Queen Elizabeth II, full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, was born on April 21, 1926.
Her uncle, Edward VIII, ceded the throne to his brother George on December 11, 1936, when Elizabeth was only 10 years old.
From that moment, Princess Elizabeth became the future heir to the throne of her country.
He received special training
After her uncle abdicated and her father became king, Elizabeth and her family moved from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace.
After private education, Elizabeth took courses in constitutional history from Henry Marten, Vice-Chancellor of Eton College.
Elizabeth began learning French to speak to her nanny and later became a student at this private school created to keep in touch with her peers.
World War II era
Shortly after his father ascended the throne, World War II broke out.
When London was bombed, veteran politician Lord Hailsham offered to take Elizabeth and her sister Margaret to Canada.
But their mother Elizabeth, then known as the Queen Mother, did not want to send her children or go herself.
When the Queen Mother insisted on staying with her husband, Elizabeth and Margaret stayed in the relatively safe environs of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
married 20 November 1947
Queen Elizabeth II was declared engaged on 9 November 1947 to her distant cousin Philip Mountbatten, a former Prince of Greece and Denmark, a lieutenant in the Royal Marines.
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.
Before the wedding, King George VI. Prince Philip holds the titles Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron of Greenwich.
Fire at Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II had a tumultuous life.
1992 in particular was a difficult year. The authority of the Queen’s family has been severely compromised by rumors in the families of Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, as well as the divorce proceedings of all three.
The great fire also destroyed part of Windsor Palace.
He was crowned in 1953
On February 6, 1952, while on a trip to Kenya with her husband Philip, Elizabeth received news that her father had died and was succeeding her.
Elizabeth, who made her first inaugural speech on November 4, 1952, was formally crowned in 1953 and the ceremony was televised for the first time in history.