This coming weekend, the UK and the rest of the commonwealth will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Her majesty has been on the throne for 70 years. From the 2nd of June through to the 5th, events will be held up and down the UK and across the world to celebrate. From street parties to concerts, a variety of events will be held to commemorate the Queens’ 70 years of service.
In this week’s blog, we wanted to dedicate this blog to Her Majesty and take a look back at some of the key moments from her life.
Her Majesty’s most important moments:
April 1926: Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is born at her parents’ home in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
December 1936: After the death of her grandfather and her uncle, King Edward VIII, stepping down, Princess Elizabeth’s father becomes the King, making her the heiress presumptive.
April 1942: Princess Elizabeth makes her first public engagement, visiting the Grenadier Guards.
November 1947: Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey.
November 1948: Elizabeth and Philip welcomed their first child, Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace.
February 1952: King George VI, Elizabeth’s father, dies in his sleep. She begins her reign as Queen.
June 1953: Her coronation takes place at Westminster Abbey, and she is crowned Queen Elizabeth at the age of 27.
September 2015: The Queen becomes the longest-reigning monarch after 23,226 days on the throne, surpassing her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria.
April 2021: At the age of 99, Prince Phillip, the Queen’s Husband, passes away after 74 years of marriage.
June 2022: The Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne with a platinum jubilee celebration.
These were just a few of the key moments in the Queen’s life that have led to her being on the throne for 70 years. Everyone at EWFM would like to thank Her Majesty for all those years of service!
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