Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
After 70 years of service to England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8 at her Balmoral Estate in Scotland, the Royal Family confirmed. She was 96. After her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, Queen Elizabeth became the longest-living and longest-reigning British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II is survived by her four children: Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, and Prince Charles, who is now the King.
Keep reading to see how the world is paying tribute to and honoring the late royal, Queen Elizabeth II.
Tributes And Reactions To Queen Elizabeth II's Passing
\u201cThe Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.\n\nThe King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.\u201d— The Royal Family (@The Royal Family) 1662658206
During England's WWII effort, Queen Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945 to learn how to drive and work with vehicles, and married Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (who passed away in 2021) in 1947. She had an eye for modern ideas, and her coronation in 1953 was the first televised coronation.
The Queen also had a bit of fun in 2012 when she joined James Bond actor Daniel Craig in an opening ceremony film. Queen Elizabeth was the first monarch to have a sapphire jubilee celebrating in 2017 and a platinum jubilee in 2022 celebrating 65 and 70 years of service, respectively. She's also known for her love of riding, corgis, and her grace under pressure.
\u201cLike so many of you, Michelle and I are grateful to have witnessed Her Majesty\u2019s dedicated leadership, and we are awed by her legacy of tireless, dignified public service. Our thoughts are with her family and the people of the United Kingdom at this difficult time.\u201d— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama) 1662663023
\u201cToday is a very sad day for the entire world. I\u2019m deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Monarch, Her Majesty The Queen. She will be remembered for her steadfast loyalty and service and my thoughts are with the royal family at this time.\u201d— Victoria Beckham (@Victoria Beckham) 1662662037
\u201c\u201dI declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.\u201d - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. Grace and dignity. Wisdom and devotion. Forever remembered, beloved and honoured. \ud83c\uddec\ud83c\udde7\u2764\ufe0f\u201d— Jenni Haukio (@Jenni Haukio) 1662665121
\u201cSad to hear about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a constant for us all. Respected around the world. May she rest in peace. Barbra.\u201d— Barbra Streisand (@Barbra Streisand) 1662665111
\u201cMy most sincere condolences to the family of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, following her passing. She will be missed by all in the United Kingdom and beyond.\u201d— Esteban Ocon (@Esteban Ocon) 1662664930
\u201cThe House is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an unwavering symbol of grace, dignity and dedication. All our thoughts are with the @RoyalFamily and our British friends.\u201d— Dior (@Dior) 1662665602
\u201cQueen Elizabeth II served us with unrelenting duty, dignity & kindness. Her dedication to uniting us all was a beacon of goodness through her long reign. A shining example of the best of us. My thoughts & prayers are with her family, loved ones and the nation at this sad time.\u201d— Rebecca Long-Bailey (@Rebecca Long-Bailey) 1662666051
Learn more about Her Majesty The Queen's historical life and reign with selected biographies and book recommendations, below.
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
Sally Bedell Smith chronicles Her Majesty The Queen's childhood, her romance with Prince Philip, and her contribution to the war effort for a glimpse into the royal life.
Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth IIby Robert Hardman
Queen Elizabeth reigned through more change than any other British monarch, and Hardman examines the life of the shy, confident, and passionate ruler. With royal papers, photographs, and personal stories, this is a read that any lover of the Royal Family will enjoy.
Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters by Andrew Morton
After Edward VIII abdicated the throne, the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret changed forever. From their time spent together as children to the issues and tension they faced after Elizabeth became queen, Morton sheds a light on these two women and their impact on the Crown.
Town & Country: The Queen: A Life in Pictures by Victoria Murphy
Murphy showcases the grace, style, and strength of Queen Elizabeth's 70-year reign with this collection of more than 300 images.
Young Elizabeth by Kate Williams
Queen Elizabeth II was different than the monarchs before her, and with her determination and forward-thinking nature, Williams shows how the 25-year-old queen carved out a path for herself and changed the course of the monarchy in the process.
The story will be updated as more tributes and news become available.
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