The British Empire colonized and ruled the world for more than 4 centuries. As always said, the sun never sets for the British Empire. Many monarchs came and went during these centuries. However, Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch ever in the British Kingdom. She dies at the age of 96. Her reign spanned 70 years.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary known as Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952 at the age of 26 when her father died. She had seen the world changing in different eras. She was homeschooled but had knowledge of foreign affairs, religion, constitutional history, and law. She also drove as a mechanic for the women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.
She married Philips in 1947. She had four children. Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew. Now, after her death, Prince Charles is the next in line for the throne.
She celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of her as a monarch in June 2022. Her reign spanned 7 decades and 15 Prime Ministers. They include Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home, Edward Heath, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and Liz Truss.
Some of the interesting facts are:
- She is the longest reigning British monarch.
- She became head of 54 commonwealth states.
- She was the most traveled monarch visiting 120 countries.
- She was allowed to drive without a driving license.
- She did not need a passport to visit the countries abroad as they were issued in her name.
Few monarchs or royals have witnessed the world as Queen Elizabeth II had witnessed. Her name will be written in history for being a brave, bold, and resilient woman who ruled the world with her own rules setting an example. No one can have the honor of a royal who has been equally powerful and strong.