Elizabeth the Second

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Queen Elizabeth II

On this day in 1952, Britain’s King George VI passed away, leaving his daughter Elizabeth to ascend to the throne. George became king upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII in 1936.

Elizabeth and her husband Philip were at Treetops Hotel in Kenya when they received the news of her father’s passing. Her private secretary, Martin Charteris asked her what she would choose as her regnal name. She replied “Elizabeth, of course.”

Her coronation occured on June 2, 1953. She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch.

The Netflix series, The Crown, dramatizes the early reign and marriage of Elizabeth II.

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