May the Queen Rest in Peace


Alanna S.

The Queen Crown along with her birth date and year of death.

Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, April 21, 1926, in London to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She got to live her early years in privilege of being a royal without the pressure of being the heir. Elizabeth and her younger sister, Margaret, were educated in courses like math, history, French, dancing, singing, and art lessons by tutors at home.

As World War II broke out in 1939, the young Queen was relocated to Windsor Castle where she made her first famous broadcast; she reassured the children of Britain who had evacuated their homes. At the age of 14, she showed great leadership with a calm and firm personality. Shortly after, she started taking on other public duties. 

After her grandfather died, his eldest son Edward was next in line, but he fell in love with Wallis Simpson, a divorcee. He chose her over the crown, which meant that her father was next in line which altered Elizabeth’s life making her the next heir. In 1952, she entered the throne becoming the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom for 60 plus years. 

She married her distant cousin Philip Mountbatten on November 20th, 1947. She first met Philip when she was only 13 and was smitten with him and throughout the years kept in touch, although it was pointed out that they were an odd couple because they had such different personalities; even her father was hesitant due to the fact that he didn’t have much wealth. They wasted no time because in 1948 Charles was born and shortly after their daughter Anne was born. A few years later they had two more sons, Andrew and Edward. 

The Queen had lived through so much and peacefully she passed away on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96 due to natural causes. She passed away peacefully in her estate, which is known as the Balmoral Castle located in Scotland. Her coffin was placed in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, being buried next to the Duke of Edinburgh, who was the late king.