Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Has Died: 70 Years Reigning Queen of England

We have now met the end of an era for the citizens of Great Britain and the world. At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II, it has been announced to the world she has passed. Her seven decades-long reign will be forever remembered as she was one of only a few female rulers. Royalty aside, she was also a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Outside Windsor Castle, you can see copious amounts of flowers and notes dedicated to the monarch. Beloved in her country, the feeling of mourning is overwhelming in the country, but the celebration of her life is even more significant.

In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II took the reins to the throne after her father, King George VI, passed away. Her territories covered over 14 commonwealth realms and the United Kingdom. Many celebrities have had the pleasure of meeting the Queen, including Sir Elton John, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, former US President and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama. She had become a pop culture icon over time, extending her reach to the masses.

Photography by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.

The Queen has had a long and eventful life, partaking in some successes and a few losses. However, she has handled each scandal with grace and remained poised even in the face of the harping media. Her modern take on the change in how royalty interacted with life is one of the more notable changes she has made. She, of course, upheld her standards but loosening the tight knots inflicted on England is something the people will never forget.

Queen Elizabeth II’s son Charles has now stepped in to fill her role and proudly accepts the title of King of England. His wife will now be the Queen and they welcome all condolences during this difficult time. Prince William, now the next in line to become King, rushed to Balmoral Castle to say his goodbyes.

Prince Harry has begun to make his way as well, leaving the family to share in this time together.


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