A Grand Sovereign, Queen Elisabeth II.
Queen Elisabeth II died in peace in her Scottish castle at 96 years old.
She has seen 14 prime ministers. She has seen the beginning of the URSS and its collapse. She has seen all of the French presidents of the 5th Republic. She was here during WWII. She has seen Picasso and Klein, Franck Sinatra and Imagine Dragon, Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking.
But who was she really ?
She was born on April 21st 1926. As she was ten years old, after the abdication of her uncle she became the royal successor. During WWII she joined the auxiliary territorial service and sent a lot of a radio messages to support the population during the London Blitz. She was a grand woman.
In 1947 she married Phillip Mountbaten and they had 4 children, the eldest being the new king Charles III. She was crowned queen after the death of her father Georges VI, on June 2nd 1952 at 25 years old. But she was also the queen of the Commonwealth, other countries, former colonies of the British Empire, that recognise the sovereign has head of state. In 1954 she became the first British Monarch to go in Australia and to New-Zealand during a World travel of the Commonwealth territories.
She celebrated in 2022 her platinum jubilee with her 70th birthday of accession to the crown. She died on Thursday 8th 2022 at 96 years old. She was the second person with the largest reign after the French monarch : Louis XIV. But she did more than her ancestor and Great grandmother Queen Victoria who has 63 years reign.