For more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth.
She was the longest-reigning British monarch, with a reign of 70 years and seven months.
Her reign began on Feb. 6, 1952 and her coronation was on June 2, 1953. During her reign, the world and the British Empire saw many changes.
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Queen Elizabeth and Prince and Princess Anne at Penticton airport meeting with dignitaries during the Royal Visit to the Okanagan in 1971. (Photo courtesy of oldphoto.ca)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
During a royal tour in 1957, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth strolls in the gardens at Rideau Hall, accompanied by His Excellency the Governor General Vincent Massey and H.R.H. Prince Philip. “Duff”, a golden retriever, is carrying her handbag.(COPY)(CP PHOTO) 1998 ( National Archives of Canada-Peel)