Thursday, April 20, 2017

Famous Women---Q

 


Our Famous Q is:

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-    )




Quick Facts:

Elizabeth was born during her
Grandfather's rein.

She is named after her Mother.

Princess Margaret, her younger
sister was born four years later.

Both were educated at home
by the Mother and a Governess.

At a young age, Elizabeth was
seen as a tidy child who liked
orderliness and enjoyed
responsibility.

She became "heir apparent" after
her Grandfather died in 1936 and
her Uncle took the throne but after
a family scandal her uncle abdicated
the throne making her Father the
King. Which made her second in
line due to not having a male
sibling.

Elizabeth met her husband in
1934 and 1937. They are second
cousins once removed and third
cousins through Queen Victoria.
After another meeting in 1939,
and only 13 years old Elizabeth
fell in love with Phillip.
She was 21 when their engage-
ment was officially announced.
Elizabeth and Phillip were
married on November 20, 1948.
They had four children.

Elizabeth became Queen upon
the passing of the King (her
Father) in February of 1952.
She is the Queen of the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and
New Zealand. 
Her Coronation took place on
June 2, 1953.

She is world's oldest reining mon-
arch as well as Britain's longest
lived.

Throughout her rein she has seen
many things several standouts are:

1952-the passing of her Father.
1992-the breakup of her children's
marriage.
1997-Princess Diana's passing
2002-the passing of her Mother
and Sister.

Proud moments include:
1953--her Coronation
1977--Her Silver Jubilee-25 years
2002--Her Golden Jubilee--50 years
2012--Her Diamond Jubilee--60 years

On February 6, 2017, Elizabeth
celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee
marking 65 years on the throne.
She is the first British Monarch
to commemorate a Silver Jubilee.

In 2015, she surpassed the rein
of her great-great-Grandmother.


Tomorrow will introduce you to
Famous R.



~Keep on Dreaming~

4 comments:

  1. That is incredible information. Thank you for posting this!

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    1. Thanks honey for your support.
      It means a lot!

      M : )

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  2. I watched a movie about Queen Elizabeth and she is an amazing woman.

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    1. For sure.
      I am positive that there is soooo much we don't know about her but would find interesting.

      M : )

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