In February 1952, then-princess Elizabeth arrived in Kenya on an official go to.
She left as Queen.
With the demise of her father, King George VI, again in London, Elizabeth robotically assumed the throne, starting a reign that has, as of Sunday, lasted a historic seven many years.
The Queen is the primary British monarch to ever have a good time her so-called Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. In that point, 14 prime ministers have led the British authorities.
On Sunday, Buckingham Palace launched a brand new picture of the 95-year-old Queen to commemorate her jubilee, exhibiting her smiling beside a portrait of her late father and subsequent to one of many purple packing containers by which she receives briefing papers.