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How Elizabeth Became Queen Of England – The Story Of King George Vi’s Death

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Elizabeth II became Queen of England on the 2nd of June, 1953. Elizabeth II, the elder daughter of King George VI, was crowned queen of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey on this day in 1953, at the age of 27. She had inherited the throne following her father’s death in February 1952. Through this article, we will take a glimpse at how Elizabeth became Queen of England at the tender age of 27 along with some interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II. 

How Elizabeth Became Queen Of England – The Longest Reigning Monarch In British History 

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, popularly known as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21st April 1926 in London in the Royal British family. Soon after his grandfather, King George V died, his elder son Edward VIII was seated on the throne. But, his reign in British history was very short-lived as he abdicated from the Royal throne to marry a divorcee, Wallis Simpson. 

Though there were few chances of Elizabeth II becoming the next heir, destiny had other plans for her. Followed by Edward VIII’s abdication, King George VI inherited the throne, which made Elizabeth II next in line for the British monarch! This series of events followed the death of King George VI. After many years of illness and finally, at the young age of 27, Elizabeth II has been crowned the Queen of England! But, when was Elizabeth II crowned queen of England? Let’s take a look at the past. 

When Was Elizabeth II Crowned Queen Of England?  

Beginning with his monarchist reign, King George VI suffered from lung diseases. By the end of 1951, his health started deteriorating. But, he never lacked determination. With his ailing body, he went to see off his eldest daughter Elizabeth flying with his husband Prince Philip for the tour to Africa. 

Followed by Elizabeth’s tour to Africa, a day later the King was found dead by his servant on 6th February. The news of his death spread like wildfire and soon his daughter was made aware of her ailing father’s demise! With a heavy heart, she returned to her homeland to be crowned the Queen of England. 

From the beginning of her monarchy, she paid attention to establishing good relationships with the general public. In an effort to facilitate good public relations, she decided to televise her Royal coronation ceremony, which enjoyed huge viewers, with a rough estimate of about 20 million. 

The Beginning Of An Era

Queen Elizabeth II has survived many ups and downs throughout her reigning career. With the British Royal throne losing a majority of its controlled territories across the World, and India gaining independence from the British Raj, the empire where the sun never sets started experiencing dark clouds of failure! But, with the Queen’s new introduction of the Commonwealth of Nations, she managed to exercise her lost control over other territories! Though her monarch is full of controversies and criticism, she enjoys a great fan base throughout the world. 

The official celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have already started taking shape! Being the only monarch reigning for more than 70 years, she is one of the wealthiest women worldwide, with an impressive Royal estate holding. 

Facts About Queen Elizabeth II

Now that we have learned everything about her reign, starting from when Elizabeth II was crowned queen of England to the current platinum jubilee celebrations, it’s time to reflect on some facts about Queen Elizabeth II. 

facts about Queen Elizabeth II
  1. Being the only monarch in history reigning for more than 70 years, she has worked with 14 different Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, including the first-ever women prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher! 
  1. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite dog breed is the Corgi dog. Her monarch saw a new breed of dog, the dorgi when her corgi dog mated with a dachshund. 
  1. Her family with Prince Philip consists of Charles, his late wife Princess Diana with son William, and his wife Kate, bearing Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Queen’s other son Harry Is married to Meghan Markle who together gave birth to son Archie. She has other two children, Andrew and Edward, both of whom are married to Sarah and Sophie respectively, having their own descendants. Her daughter, Princess Royal Anne is married to Captain Mark Philips and has two children both of whom are married and have children of their own.
  1. She is the only person in the United Kingdom to drive without a license! 
  1. One of the very strange facts about Queen Elizabeth II which says that she has two birthdays. Her actual birthday is on 21st April and her official birthday is celebrated on Saturday in June when the weather is pleasant and cheerful! 


With her longest-reigning tenure in British history, her monarchy is a constitutional monarchy which means she exercises no constitutional powers of the state. Though the Royal throne has survived much backlash and criticism, still the Royals enjoy being the World Ambassadors for Britain! 

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