29/09/2022

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Queen Elizabeth II marks 70th anniversary on her throne

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Sunday, January 6 is the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession — the day she became the British monarch.

Sunday, January 6 is the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession — the day she became the British monarch.

For the queen, it is as much a day of mourning as a celebration, because it’s also the 70th anniversary of the death of her beloved father, King George VI.

The queen’s is the longest-ever reign for a British or English monarch, exceeded by only two other European monarchs in history (including Louis XIV of France, who was king for 72 years). It’s an important milestone and will be marked with royal hoopla during a four-day Platinum Jubilee beginning June 2, when the weather is (usually) better.

Sunday, January 6 is the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession — the day she became the British monarch.
Queen Elizabeth II

In honor of Accession Day, Buckingham Palace released a new photo of the queen smiling broadly and sitting in the Saloon at Sandringham with one of her red despatch boxes of government papers, with a picture of her father, King George VI, by her side.

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