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  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 21, 1926

    Elizabeth II Birth

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 21, 1926

    Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born at 02:40 (GMT) on 21 April 1926, during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V.




  • York, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 29, 1926

    Elizabeth's II baptized

    York, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 29, 1926

    She was baptized by the Anglican Archbishop of York, Cosmo Gordon Lang, in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 29 May, and named Elizabeth after her mother.




  • London, United Kingdom
    1926

    The first official portrait of Elizabeth

    London, United Kingdom
    1926

    The first official portrait of Elizabeth was taken by Marcus Adams in 1926.




  • London
    1930

    Elizabeth's only sister

    London
    1930

    Elizabeth's only sibling, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930. The two princesses were educated at home under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford.




  • London, United Kingdom
    1930s

    Elizabeth's husband

    London, United Kingdom
    1930s

    Elizabeth met her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.




  • Balmoral Castle, Balmoral Estates, Ballater, United Kingdom
    Sep, 1939

    Elizabeth and Margaret should be evacuated to Canada

    Balmoral Castle, Balmoral Estates, Ballater, United Kingdom
    Sep, 1939

    In September 1939, Britain entered the Second World War. Lord Hailsham suggested that Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret should be evacuated to Canada to avoid the frequent aerial bombing. This was rejected by their mother. The princesses stayed at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, until Christmas.




  • Windsor, United Kingdom
    May, 1940

    Elizabeth lived at Royal Lodge

    Windsor, United Kingdom
    May, 1940

    From February to May 1940, Elizabeth and Margaret lived at Royal Lodge, Windsor, until moving to Windsor Castle, where they lived for most of the next five years.


  • London, United Kingdom
    1940

    Elizabeth made her first radio broadcast during the BBC at 14 years old

    London, United Kingdom
    1940

    In 1940, the 14-year-old Elizabeth made her first radio broadcast during the BBC's Children's Hour, addressing other children who had been evacuated from the cities.


  • London, United Kingdom
    1943

    Elizabeth undertook her first appearance

    London, United Kingdom
    1943

    In 1943, Elizabeth undertook her first solo public appearance on a visit to the Grenadier Guards, of which she had been appointed colonel the previous year.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Feb, 1945

    Elizabeth appointed as an honorary second subaltern

    London, United Kingdom
    Feb, 1945

    In February 1945, she was appointed as an honorary second subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service with the service number of 230873.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 9, 1947

    Elizabeth engagement to Prince Philip

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 9, 1947

    The royal couple went on to officially confirm their engagement on July 9th, 1947, and hosted a photocall at Buckingham Palace, which allowed the future monarch to show off her new diamond ring.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 20, 1947

    Elizabeth and Philip were married

    London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 20, 1947

    Elizabeth and Philip were married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.


  • South Africa
    1947

    Princess Elizabeth went to southern Africa with her parents

    South Africa
    1947

    Princess Elizabeth went in 1947 on her first overseas tour, accompanying her parents through southern Africa.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Nov 14, 1948

    Prince Charles birth

    London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Nov 14, 1948

    Elizabeth gave birth to her first child, Prince Charles, on 14 November 1948.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 9, 1952

    Elizabeth refused changing the name of the royal house

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 9, 1952

    On 9 April 1952, Elizabeth issued a declaration that Windsor would continue to be the name of the royal house.


  • Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 2, 1953

    Coronation of Elizabeth II, 1953

    Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 2, 1953

    Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey. 


  • London, United Kingdom
    1960

    Elizabeth II attended Commonwealth Conference

    London, United Kingdom
    1960

    Queen Elizabeth II attended ​with several of her prime ministers and other Commonwealth of Nations leaders at the 1960 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference .


  • United Kingdom
    Saturday Dec 23, 1978

    Elizabeth II endured visiting Romania's communist leader

    United Kingdom
    Saturday Dec 23, 1978

    In 1978, the Queen endured a state visit to the United Kingdom by Romania's communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and his wife, Elena though privately she thought they had "blood on their hands".


  • Dunedin, New Zealand
    Oct, 1981

    Elizabeth II visited New Zealand

    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Oct, 1981

    Elizabeth II visited New Zealand with her husband Prince Philip in October 1981.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Friday Jul 9, 1982

    Elizabeth found an intruder in the room with her

    London, United Kingdom
    Friday Jul 9, 1982

    On 9 July, she awoke in her bedroom at Buckingham Palace to find an intruder, Michael Fagan, in the room with her. In a serious lapse of security, assistance only arrived after two calls to the Palace police switchboard.


  • London, United Kingdom
    1991

    First communication between Queen and Congress

    London, United Kingdom
    1991

    In 1991, in the wake of coalition victory in the Gulf War, the Queen became the first British monarch to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Mar, 1992

    Elizabeth's second son separated of his wife

    London, United Kingdom
    Mar, 1992

    In March, Elizabeth's second son, Prince Andrew, and his wife, Sarah, separated.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Apr, 1992

    Elizabeth's daughter divarication

    London, United Kingdom
    Apr, 1992

    In April, her daughter, Princess Anne, divorced Captain Mark Phillips.


  • Russia
    Oct, 1992

    First British monarch visited Russia

    Russia
    Oct, 1992

    In October 1994, the Queen became the first reigning British monarch to set foot on Russian soil. During the four-day visit, which is considered to be one of the most important foreign trips of the Queen's reign, she and Philip attended events in Moscow and St. Petersburg


  • Windsor Castle, Castle Hill, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Nov, 1992

    A fire broke out at Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle, Castle Hill, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Nov, 1992

    A large fire broke out at Windsor Castle, Elizabeth's official residences, in November. Elizabeth came under increased criticism when angry demonstrators in Dresden threw eggs at her.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 24, 1992

    Horrible year

    London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 24, 1992

    In a speech on 24 November 1992, to mark her Ruby Jubilee on the throne, Elizabeth called 1992 her annus horribilis (horrible year).


  • London, United Kingdom
    Nov, 1997

    Elizabeth held a reception for her husband at the golden wedding anniversary

    London, United Kingdom
    Nov, 1997

    In November 1997, the Queen and her husband held a reception at Banqueting House to mark their golden wedding anniversary. She made a speech and praised Philip for his role as a consort, referring to him as "my strength and stay".


  • London, United Kingdom
    2003

    Elizabeth had surgery on both knees

    London, United Kingdom
    2003

    In 2003, the Queen had keyhole surgery on both knees.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Oct, 2006

    Elizabeth missed the opening of the new Emirates Stadium

    London, United Kingdom
    Oct, 2006

    In October 2006, Elizabeth missed the opening of the new Emirates Stadium because of a strained back muscle that had been troubling her since the summer.


  • Dublin, Ireland
    Thursday Mar 20, 2008

    Elizabeth attended the first Maundy service

    Dublin, Ireland
    Thursday Mar 20, 2008

    On 20 March 2008, at the Church of Ireland St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, the Queen attended the first Maundy service held outside England and Wales.


  • London, United Kingdom
    2010

    Elizabeth addressed the UN General Assembly

    London, United Kingdom
    2010

    Elizabeth addressed the UN General Assembly for a second time in 2010, again in her capacity as Queen of all Commonwealth realms and Head of the Commonwealth


  • Ireland
    May, 2011

    Elizabeth first time visited Ireland in 2011

    Ireland
    May, 2011

    Elizabeth made the first state visit to the Republic of Ireland by a British monarch in May 2011.


  • Birmingham, UK
    Jul, 2012

    Elizabeth visited Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK
    Jul, 2012

    Elizabeth visited Birmingham in July 2012 as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.


  • London, United Kingdom
    2012

    Elizabeth celebrated Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years on the throne

    London, United Kingdom
    2012

    The Queen's 2012 Diamond Jubilee marked 60 years on the throne, and celebrations were held throughout her realms, the wider Commonwealth, and beyond.


  • Beaumont Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Mar 3, 2013

    Elizabeth was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital

    Beaumont Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Mar 3, 2013

    On 3 March 2013, Elizabeth was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital as a precaution after developing symptoms of gastroenteritis.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 4, 2013

    Elizabeth received an honorary BAFTA

    London, United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 4, 2013

    On 4 April 2013, she received an honorary BAFTA for her patronage of the film industry and was called "the most memorable Bond girl yet" at the award ceremony.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Monday Feb 6, 2017

    First British monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee

    London, United Kingdom
    Monday Feb 6, 2017

    On 6 February 2017, Elizabeth became the first British monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee.


  • Beaumont Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 23, 2018
    05:51:00 PM

    Elizabeth had surgery

    Beaumont Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 23, 2018

    Elizabeth had cataract surgery in May 2018. the surgery took place at King Edward VII hospital.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Mar, 2019

    Elizabeth opted to gave up drove on public roads

    London, United Kingdom
    Mar, 2019

    In March 2019, she opted to give up driving on public roads, largely as a consequence of a car crash involving her husband two months beforehand.


  • Windsor Castle State Apartments, Castle Hill, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Thursday Mar 19, 2020

    Elizabeth moved to Windsor Castle at COVID-19 pandemic

    Windsor Castle State Apartments, Castle Hill, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Thursday Mar 19, 2020

    On 19 March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United Kingdom, the Queen moved to Windsor Castle and sequestered there as a precaution. Public engagements were cancelled and Windsor Castle followed a strict sanitary protocol nicknamed "HMS Bubble".


  • London, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 9, 2021

    Prince Philip's death

    London, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 9, 2021

    Prince Philip died on 9 April 2021, after 73 years of marriage, making Elizabeth the first British monarch to reign as a widow or widower since Queen Victoria.


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