Queen Elizabeth II: A front-row view to almost a century of history

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City AM

By Elena Siniscalco Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after a lifetime that has seen everything from World War II to the Covid-19 pandemic. City A.M. look back at the extraordinary events she lived through as Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 1952: Elizabeth becomes Queen following the death of her father, George VI, being the thirty-ninth sovereign to be crowned in Westminster Abbey. George died at 56, while Elizabeth was in Kenya, on a Commonwealth trip. She was only 25 at the time.1955: Winston Churchill resigns as prime minister after suffering an electoral def…

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