By now we all know that Queen Elizabeth II is dead. He was the longest reigning monarch of the British Empire.
He finally abdicated the throne and died on Thursday (September 8). He was 96 years old at the time of his death.
A look back at the Queen’s life sees her transition from child to heir to Britain’s longest-reigning Queen. Some such pictures have been brought forward by the British media BBC.
Let’s have a look-
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on 21 April 1926 in a house near Berkeley Square, London. He was the first child of Albert, Duke of York and second son of King George V. Albert’s wife was the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
In the early years of Elizabeth’s life, the British throne was not her destiny.
It is known that he showed a sense of responsibility from a very young age.
Elizabeth and her sister Margaret Rose, born in 1930, were both educated at home.
After the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936, Elizabeth’s father became King George VI. After that, Elizabeth became the heir to the British throne.
During World War II, Elizabeth and her sister Margaret were evacuated to Windsor. In this picture, they are seen broadcasting Children’s Hour on BBC.
The young princess briefly joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) towards the end of the war. There he learned to drive and repair lorries.
Elizabeth married her distant relative Philip Mountbatten in 1947. After marriage, Philip received the title of Duke of Edinburgh.
Elizabeth-Philip’s first child, Charles (pictured), was born in 1948. Then Charles’ sister Anne was born in 1950.
Elizabeth remained very close to her mother throughout her life. In this picture, they are seen attending a wedding ceremony in 1951.
In January 1952, Elizabeth and Philip embarked on a foreign tour on behalf of their father, the King. Because the king was sick at that time. However, just a few days later, the king died in his sleep.
Elizabeth immediately returned home after receiving the news. At that time she became the queen and the new queen of Britain was only 25 years old.
King’s Funeral Ceremony Here Queen Mary, the mother, watches as the body of child George VI is brought in as it lies in state at Westminster Hall in London. Queen Elizabeth stands behind her grandmother and the Queen Mother is on the right.
Elizabeth was then crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
Greeted the nation on Christmas Day 1957 in the first ever televised event.
Despite official engagements, Queen Elizabeth spent time with her family. Elizabeth is seen here with her daughter Princess Anne at Frogmore at Windsor Castle.
In 1969, a documentary on the royal family was broadcast for the first time. It brought the private and public life of the Queen and her family before the audience.
Prince Charles was crowned Prince of Wales in 1969 at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth. Through this, Charles became the ‘Prince of Wales’.
This picture of Elizabeth was taken in 1972 during the silver wedding celebration to mark their 25th wedding anniversary.
Then in 1977, Britain celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. At that time, when the queen went out on a tour of the country, she was met by many enthusiastic people.
In 1981, Elizabeth’s eldest son Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. Charles and Diana had two sons, William and Harry, before the divorce. Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
British public opinion was against government funding for castle repairs. But the British royal family was defensive and Buckingham Palace was opened to visitors to raise funds. At that time, Rani fired the last shot with a standard SA80 rifle at the Army Rifle Association in Bissell.
After the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, the Queen faced criticism for not appearing in public. He eventually paid his respects outside Buckingham Palace and the scene was broadcast live.
In 2002, the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, and her mother, the Queen Mother, died just seven weeks apart.
In 2005, Queen Elizabeth saw her eldest son marry for the second time. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married in a ceremony at Windsor Guildhall.
In an official speech to celebrate her 80th birthday, the Queen quoted Groucho Marx’s statement about ageing: Anyone can grow old; All you have to do is live long.
The most joyous event of the following years was the marriage of Catherine Middleton in 2011 to Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, Prince William. Here Prince William and his bride pay their respects to the Queen.
In June 2016, the Queen joined other members of the royal family to officially celebrate her birthday. He turned 90 earlier that year.
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on 9 April 2021 at the age of 99. Philip was by Elizabeth’s side for more than six decades. This solitary image of the queen was captured at a funeral held during the coronavirus pandemic.
During her long life, Queen Elizabeth is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren, and 12 more great-grandchildren at home.
Bangladesh Time: 1930 hours, September 09, 2022