Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch ever when she recently passed away at the age of 96. She spent 70 years on the throne. Millions of people paid tribute to her because of her impact on society during her historic lifetime. This had a profound impact on the social structures of the nation.
In remembrance of the queen, today we look at some iconic and rare photographs that reveal her incredible journey from princess to queen. Then we’ll examine the evolution of the monarchy and the British Empire throughout the 20th Century thanks to Queen Elizabeth. The queen brought consistency and hope to the subjects’ lives in the UK as well as the Commonwealth, so let’s celebrate her life right here.
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place in 1953 a year after she ascended to the throne. It took so long because she wanted to pay respects to her late father. Furthermore, the historic event requires a lot of preparation. Millions of people watched the first televised coronation in British history.
This intensely religious ceremony signaled the official beginning of her reign as queen. She cut a regal figure in a white dress and her bejeweled crown. Meanwhile, her husband, Prince Philip, attended in his role as consort. It remains one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century (via Newsweek).