Remembering Queen Elizabeth II on Her First Death Anniversary

Since her birth on April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth II has been regarded as one of the most well-known people in the world.

The British monarch came to the throne in 1953 following the passing of her father, King George VI. 

As the queen regnant of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon.

As well as the Head of the Commonwealth, she has endured wars, victories, scandals, and upheaval all over the world for decades, serving as a symbol of British civilization. 

She became the longest-reigning queen of the British Empire in 2022 when she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. She died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96.

Over the course of her 70-year reign, Queen came to represent the fortitude and grace of Britain.

(And thanks to her quirky yet vibrant sense of style, she has had quite the influence throughout the years.) Her life narrative is so compelling that it warranted its own Netflix series, the highly acclaimed "The Crown."

This image was taken at Sandringham House on February 2, 2022, to commemorate the beginning of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Year.

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