The United Kingdom’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died last Thursday in Balmoral, Scotland. When Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, fifteen Prime Ministers had been sworn in under her.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born at 17 Brewen Avenue, Mefea, London. It was April 26, 1926. It was during the reign of King George V. Her father was recognized as a son of King George. Although she is now called a queen, she was not born in a palace or a mansion on a large estate belonging to a rich man. She was born by caesarean section in an ordinary block of flats on a busy street in London. The special thing was that her parents had come to this house a few weeks before she was born. Despite being a royal family, the financial factor at that time was not common among many. Although she was born like this, it was written from birth that she would live as an ordinary princess. This was because no one believed that King George V’s second daughter would ever become king.
Higher education activities of Queen Elizabeth
Princess Margaret, the only sister of Princess Elizabeth II, was born in 1930. It was special that both of them were educated at home. The princess, who was entitled to all the luxuries that others could not get, showed unlimited love for education. During her education, she paid more attention to history, language and literature, music. Meanwhile, after the death of King George V, the father of Princess Elizabeth II was able to receive the royal title of ‘George VI’. At the same time, since Princess Elizabeth had no brothers, she naturally inherited the privilege of succeeding her father. The Princess began her higher education after being privately educated at Eton College. At the same time, she also excelled in learning French. At the same time, horses and dogs were another category that she was fond of since childhood.
Queen Elizabeth and Memories of World War II
With the outbreak of World War I in September 1939 and Britain’s entry into it, London became vulnerable to air raids. Because of this, it was suggested that Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret should be sent out of London and sent to Canada. But it was refused over the strong objection of the mother of the Princess Elizabeth, who said that none of the children would leave the country without her, and that she would not leave London without her master. Because of this, all three of them had to stay in Scotland’s Balmoral Castle during the Second World War. Meanwhile, Princess Elizabeth managed to make a statement on the radio for the first time when she was 14 years old on the BBC radio service. It was broadcasted on the BBC children’s hour in 1940. During the war, at the age of 18, she was trained as a driver and a mechanic. A few months later, she became a junior officer.
Criticism of Queen Elizabeth
It is common for anyone to be accused for any reason, no matter where they are in the world. It was a common thing for the queen too. After the death of Princess Diana in an accident in 1997, Queen Elizabeth II was accused of various things. This was because, while people around London celebrated Princess Diana with flowers and candles around Buckingham Palace, she did not seem to care. However, in a final tribute to Diana, she joined a televised live broadcast paying tribute to the late Princess Diana. With this accident, a problem about the crown was emerging. Meanwhile, the Queen and Prince Philip’s 60th wedding anniversary was also celebrated.
Queen Elizabeth is Longest in the crown
Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British royal history on 9 September 2015, overtaking her great-grandmother Queen Victoria. A year later, she reached another milestone, celebrating her 90th birthday. No matter how time passed, the British royal family received the same affection from the general public. At the moment of celebrating her silver jubilee, she managed to recall a speech she had made about 30 years ago.
She said that she sacrificed her life for the people at the age of twenty-one and asked God to end it in a good way. She further stated that although this was a promise she asked God for when she was young, she does not regret a single word of that promise at the moment.
The queen falls ill
As time slowly passed along with the Queen’s age, her physical health also began to falter. She fell ill last July. She was also affected by the Covid virus. During her illness, announcements were made about her from Buckingham Palace. Since then, reports have been issued from there saying that she is in good health. The new Prime Minister of England also took her oath in front of the Queen on the 6th. Even on that day, Queen Elizabeth II appeared in good health and even posed for photographs.
Final announcement from Buckingham Palace
All the Queen’s relatives and friends came to Balmoral Palace due to the poor health of Queen Elizabeth II. She had been living in Scotland since July due to her illness. As the queen’s health was bad, they were anxious to put her under the supervision of doctors. Although Buckingham Palace announced that she was in good health until one day, they eventually had to announce the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Accordingly, the final announcement regarding Queen Elizabeth II was announced. It said, ‘The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral’.