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Queen Elizabeth II


Queen Elizabeth II visits Ghana in 1960 | Queen Elizabeth II Pictures Over  the Years | POPSUGAR Celebrity UK Photo 11Queen Elizabeth II: The Many Attempts to Assassinate the Royal - BiographyQueen Elizabeth II on a walkabout in Portsmouth during her Silver Jubilee tour of Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II inspecting the Guard of Honour at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport


Queen Elizabeth II taking the salute of the Household Guards regiments during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in LondonQueen Elizabeth II surveying the scene following the fire at Windsor CastleQueen Elizabeth II, with Chief Instructor, firing a standard SA 80 rifle

South Africa's President Nelson Mandela greets Queen Elizabeth IIThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh viewing the floral tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales, at Buckingham PalaceQueen Elizabeth II (left) and the Queen Mother leaving church by horse-drawn carriage on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

David Beckham and Kirsty Howard hand the Queens Jubilee Baton to Queen Elizabeth II after it's final leg around the city of Manchester stadium, at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.Queen Elizabeth II, and Berry the corgi, with the England rugby squad, at a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to celebrate winning the Rugby World Cup.Queen Elizabeth II sitting in the Regency Room at Buckingham Palace in London looking at some of the cards which were sent to her for her 80th birthday


Queen Elizabeth II talking with Pope Benedict XVI n the Morning Drawing Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh during a four-day visit by the Pope to the UK.Queen Elizabeth II joining The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) for a group photograph during her visit to Howe Barracks in Canterbury, KentQueen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Prince's Trust Centre in Kennington, London


The Assemblies

Queen Elizabeth II Passing

Platinum Jubilee

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Queen Elizabeth II A Guide

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The Playlist

Click on the image opposite to play music in the QE2 and military band play list.


The Coronation

Queen Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, the Coronation took place June 2nd 1953.

Jubilee's are counted from 1952.






Everest Success

At the time of the Coronation (the same day!) News that the first ascent (getting to the top!) had been completed by a British Team.

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the 29,035-foot summit of Everest on May 29, 1953, becoming the first people to stand atop the world's highest mountain.

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90th Birthday

90 images over 90 years BBC

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Trooping the Colour

The Queen has 2 Birthday's each year, her real Birthday (21st April) and her official monarch's birthday in June (when the weather is better).

Trooping the Colour is a national tradition - it changes little. Traditions are important.

Find out more by reading and watching the content opposite.

Trooping the Colour 1950

Trooping the Colour 2016


Royal Jubilee's

Royal Jubilees are an occasion to celebrate the life and reign of a Monarch (King or Queen). Though the concept (idea, thought) of the jubilee began in biblical times with Jesus more than about 2000 years ago. Today, the tradition continues with a big ceremony for the Royal Family.

The first British monarch to mark 50 years on the throne was George III, followed by Queen Victoria.

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Jubilees - Silver 25 Years 1977

Jubilees - Gold 50 Years 2002

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Jubilee's - Diamond 60 Years 2012 (London Olympic Year!)

A seven mile flotilla of 1000 boats. Led by Sir Steve Redgrave in the Royal Barge.

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Jubilees - Platinum 70 Years 2022

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A history of Street Parties

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State Opening of Parliament - The Queens Speech

The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of the parliamentary year. The Queen's Speech sets out what the government want to achieve in the coming months.

The Monarch lists the 'bills' (new laws) that will be created.

It is the only regular occasion when the three parts of Parliament – the Sovereign (The Monarch), the House of Lords and the House of Commons – meet.

Christmas Day Tradition

Each year, on Christmas Day, the monarch will address the nation. Queen Elizabeth has done this throughout her reign.

  • has been a staple for people in the UK and around the Commonwealth for most people's entire lives
  • first suggested to King George V 1922
  • First message King George V 1932
  • Edward VII (George V’s son) abdicated – no broadcast
  • King George VI – speech difficulties but important to him
  • Queen Elizabeth II 1952 onwards first on radio and then television in 1957

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1957 - First television message  - LINK

1975 - The messages are just as good almost 50 years on! The most recent Christmas message - LINK

2021 - The most recent Christmas message - LINK



The first Christmas Day Message

King George V 1932

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James Bond, Queen Elizabeth II and The London 2012 Olympics

The Queen has a sense of humour - did she really jump?

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Find Out More

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Interested in the Kings and Queens of England?

Take a look at our dedicated Kings and Queens Page.Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK to find out more

The longest reign

Take a look at the longest and shortest reigning monarchs.

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The Royal Family

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The Commonwealth

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The Young Commonwealth

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Things Named After Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has many things named after her and in honour of her service to her Kingdom and realms

  • Medals and awards
  • Locations e.g. Parks
  • Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Monuments and sculptures
  • Roads, bridges and footpaths
  • Schools
  • Ships and trains

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