By Anya Bayazitov
It is safe to say that by now everyone knows that Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th, 2022, and most of the details around her death. But she also had a very long life, being the oldest person to remain queen, and there is still a lot of information that people don’t know about her life, and even her childhood.
She was born on April 21st, 1926. She was educated in her home, which was a house in London, by private tutors. She was very influenced by her mother, although she was not around often. These years were also when she developed her love for horses which would last throughout her life. Her family moved out of their house and into Buckingham Palace in late 1936, when her father became the king. Elizabeth II was King George’s oldest daughter, so she knew that eventually she would become the queen.
This day arrived soon after she became an adult, in 1953, Elizabeth II being just 25 years old, taking the throne. She had two children already, and in the next decade had two more with Prince Phillip.
She had a great and long term, which ended up being the longest any monarch in England had ever served. Sadly, on September 8th, that term came to an end, as she passed peacefully at Balmoral Castle.
Her funeral took place on September 19th, 2022, at Westminster Abbey. All around the world, people mourned her death and celebrated her life in many different ways, as it impacts everyone. Most people alive today have not lived during another monarch of Great Britain’s term. Right now, we are experiencing an event that could be in history books forever. Thousands of people recently lined the streets to watch her coffin be transported to her final resting place, all understanding the importance and history these days hold now and will hold for generations to come.
Now that the Queen’s term has come to an end, a new monarch must take power, so King Charles took the throne. Although Queen Elizabeth II is no longer with us, her memory and legacy will always be remembered. She is gone, but never forgotten.