Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022, at age 96. She ascended the British throne at 25 years old. Throughout her reign, she oversaw 15 prime ministers, celebrated her Silver, Golden, Diamond, and Platinum jubilees, and bred dozens of dogs. Here, we take a look back on her extraordinary life, including her 70 years on the throne.
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Throughout her life, the Queen has had an intense interest in horses. She was given her first horse when she was 4 years old. Here, she pets 2-year-old stallion “Tourmalet” during a trip to Vauville, France.
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Princess Margaret and The Queen remained close throughout their lifetimes. “I’ve got a baby sister, Margaret Rose, and I’m going to call her Bud ... She’s not a real Rose yet, is she? She’s only a bud,” she said when Margaret was born.
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The Queen mourned her husband of over 70 years, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021. She famously sat alone during the funeral mass, in part due to COVID guidelines.