The Queen’s Reign


I am sure we’ve all heard the news of Queen Elizabeth II dying on September 8th, 2022. So let’s take a small look into her life and accomplishments up until this moment.

Born a few years after WWI in 1926, she was born to Queen Elizabeth & King George VI. Her father officially gained the title of King in 1936, making Elizabeth the heir to the throne after her father. She served as an Aux member in the Second World War against the Axis powers. After this, she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in 1947. This was a controversial part of her life so short after WWII, as Prince Philips’s sisters were married to high-ranking Nazi members of the time and many thought it was not an appropriate decision on her part considering many were still mourning losses.

In 1952, 10 years after the War, her father died, leaving her as the person to inherit her father’s position. After her father’s death, she inherited several countries as the Queen. She had her coronation in 1953, during which she stated, “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.”

And she did that throughout her long reign. She assisted with several major political decisions throughout those years with the help of the government, including withdrawal from the EU and the decolonization of Africa.

On September 8, 2022, the Queen passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was the longest-ruling monarch in the UK and the second longest (documented) ruling monarch ever.