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Read about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and how she has led our nation and Commonwealth for 60 years.

Part 6 of 6 – The Life of Queen Elizabeth II

6.      60 years on When she came to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was 25 years old, a Royal Navy officer’s wife, with two young children and limited knowledge of the world.  Today she is probably the most … Continue reading

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Part 5 of 6 – The Life of Queen Elizabeth II

5.      Sadness The reign of Queen Elizabeth II inevitably started in sadness, with the death of her beloved father King George VI.  And as the child of a loving, enduring marriage, herself part of a long and secure partnership, the … Continue reading

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Part 4 of 6 – The Life of Queen Elizabeth II

4.      Celebrations Queen Elizabeth II has had many causes for celebration during her 60 year reign – for instance, the birth of two of her children, the weddings of her sister and four children, the birth of grandchildren.  And there … Continue reading

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Part 3 of 6 – The Life of Queen Elizabeth II

3.      Great events, great changes In 1952 the year of the Queen’s accession, Britain became the world’s third nuclear power, after the USA and Russia, and in 1955 produced a hydrogen bomb.  Despite the rapid reduction of armed forces following … Continue reading

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