Queen Elizabeth II: 70 years on the throne

Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to spend 70 years on the throne; she became Queen when she was 25 years old, following the death of her father George VI on 6 February 1952.
The Queen released a message expressing her eternal gratitude for the support that she has received and saying once more that her life will always be devoted to serve her country.
On her 21st birthday, 21 April 1947, when she was still a princess, Elizabeth had dedicated her life to the service of the Commonwealth in a speech broadcast on the radio from Cape Town, during her royal tour of South Africa. Her words were “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service
and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong”. She has kept her promise indeed.
In her recent message she also expressed her wish that Prince Charles’s wife Camilla becomes Queen Consort when he becomes King.
The United Kingdom is organizing a four day Jubilee bank holiday to celebrate the unique event, going from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. The British Government has promised a “once in a generation show”, with “cutting edge artistic and technological displays”. The Platinum Jubilee will also be commemorated by the governments of other Commonwealth nations and territories, including Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

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Autore:

Lucrezia Todaro, Giulia Giordano, Valentina Boemi

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4B Liceo Scientifico – Istituto Minutoli Messina -Sez. Quasimodo

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