On Feb. 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth became sovereign of Great Britain upon the death of her father, King George VI. She was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, and the rest is herstory.
Queen makes history as first British monarch to mark Sapphire Jubilee http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/queen-elizabeths-sapphire-jubilee-her-...
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to mark 65 years on the throne
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