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The World’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died

The World’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died
The World’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died

London Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-serving monarch (1926-2022). She became queen of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada in 1952. She witnessed the terrific of World War II in her teenage, and as an aged monarch also saw the traumas of this deadly pandemic, she dies at the age of 96. The queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the royal family said.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is also survived by her other children, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward. Now, Prince William is next in line to the throne, and Prince Harry is among her all eight grandchildren.

Under a plan called Operation London Bridge, her death lead to 10 days of national mourning. Her son Charles became king after her death and will be known as King Charles III.

Back then, with her husband Prince Philip, Elizabeth became the queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand after the death of her father, George VI, on 6th Feb 1952. Later after 70 years, On Feb. 6, 2022, Elizabeth became the first British monarch to reign over the period of 70 years. In honor of the occasion, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth held a Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

Queen Elizabeth was born on 21 April 1926, and she was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, who became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937 following the abdication of Edward VIII. She was the 32nd great grand-daughter of King Alfred the Great, England’s first monarch who reigned from 871 to 899.

On 20th Nov 2017, Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Their 73½-year marriage was far the longest for the monarchy. However, Philip died at the age of 99 on 9th April 2021, the 16th anniversary of their son’s marriage, Prince Charles and Camilla.

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