Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for longer than any other monarch in British history. In February 2017 she celebrated 65 years on the throne. Together with a full programme of engagements the Queen has also undertook many historic overseas visits. In 2011 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to visit Ireland in 100 years.
Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor in London on April 21st 1926. She became Queen, on the death of her father George VI, on February 6th 1952. At the time Elizabeth and her husband Philip were on a tour of Kenya. The couple returned to England two days later where the accession proclamation was read. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2nd 1953. She has reigned through a time of great change. Her personal popularity and public support for the monarchy remains high.
The accession proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II was read in the year 1952 On This Day.
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