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Key moments in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign

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Key moments in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign


Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest reigning monarch
AFP

Victoria Jones

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Here are some of the key moments defining the reign of Queen Elizabeth II:

– 1947: Commonwealth broadcast –

As heiress presumptive Princess Elizabeth made a broadcast from Cape Town on her 21st birthday in which she dedicated her life to the service of the Commonwealth. 

It was to be the measure of her reign.

– 1952: Princess to queen –

Her father king George VI died aged 56 on February 6, 1952 while Elizabeth was visiting Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip. 

Aged 25, she flew back to Britain. Winston Churchill was her first prime minister and brought his experience to bear.

– 1953: The Coronation –


Princess Elizabeth pledged a lifetime of service to the Commonwealth at the age of 21
AFP

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Queen Elizabeth II was…

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