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Milestones of a Monarch: The Coronation of The Queen

One of the most recognisable and iconic moments in The Queen’s historic 70-year reign is her 1953 Coronation. It was the first televised Coronation and was watched by 27 million people in the United Kingdom, with millions more watching from around the world.  Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne upon her father’s death on 6 February 1952. King George VI had only reigned for fifteen years…
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Between myth and legend: the day will come and the kingdom shall fall

In 1938, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, cousin to King George V, wrote in his memoirs: “Monarchy can never die out in England, whatever its fate in other countries. It is too deeply ingrained in the hearts of the people.” Perhaps this is a truth that only time will reveal, but the monarchy’s future does not lie with the people of England at all; instead, its…
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Monarchy Rules: Elizabeth II

As we mark 70 years since The Queen ascended the throne, we’re taking a look back at the life and reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Elizabeth II. Early Life At the time of her birth, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Marywas never meant to be a queen. She arrived on 21 April 1926 as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Albert and his wife…
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The hidden tragedy of 1952: Queen Mary's loss

Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother, lived to the age of 85 and saw 6 different reigns- Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V (her husband), King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. She faced immense personal tragedy, as she outlived three of her sons. Prince John, the youngest child of King George V and Queen Mary, died on 18 January 1919 at the age…
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