Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. A life in pictures

  • Publish date: Friday، 09 September 2022
Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. A life in pictures
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Born in 1926, eight years after the end of World War I, Elizabeth took her first steps in a world we recognize only from sepia photographs, in a country yet to see its first public TV broadcast and one that was in some respects more like the 19th century than the 21st.

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. A life in pictures

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. A life in pictures

More than nine decades later she died as Britain’s longest-serving monarch, leaving behind a very different nation to the one whose throne she inherited at age 25 in 1952.

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. A life in pictures

Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Britain lost the last of its empire, underwent dizzying social transition, saw extraordinary technological advances and bewildering political changes.

Only Britons well into their 70s can remember a time before the reign of Queen Elizabeth, who remained a unique symbol of continuity and duty in a period of extraordinary upheaval. As head of state, her mainly ceremonial functions also included overseas tours and regular meetings with prime ministers from Winston Churchill to Liz Truss.

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