Elizabeth II is shown below photographed upon her return to London from Kenya on February 7, 1952. She had been Queen for two days. Her father, King George VI, died during the night of February 5th-6th.
This anniversary is not a day of complete joy for the monarch personally, but we think we should take a moment to acknowledge that it was the start of a momentous, historic career.
We’ll leave you with the Queen quipping and looking forward to the future. Thank you ma’am.
The Queen quips “I think I’ll just put a knife in it…somebody else can do the rest of it” as she cuts a cake to mark her 70-year reign
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