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11/5/1952-London, England: Queen Elizabeth II, 26 years young, is radiantly happy here as she waves and smiles in acknowledgement of the cheers of the crowd as she drove in the state coach to the House of Lords yesterday. History was made as the young queen appeared in the House of Lords to open the First Parliament of her reign. Her address, prepared by the government, indicated that Britain will swing back to Capitalism in 1953 by denationalizing the steel and trucking industries.

Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has died in Balmoral, Scotland. She was 96. Buckingham Palace shared the news that she had passed peacefully this morning, and the world is in mourning.

Elizabeth became queen in 1952, following the sudden death of her father. In her 70-year rule she was the first monarch to step foot in Australia, and proceeded to visit the country on 15 occasions. She had four children, including her successor King Charles III, eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away last year at age 99.

There is no doubting The Queen lived a full life, which can be remembered now in pictures.

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24th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Playful Portrait of the Royal Family
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28th September 1952: Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM: Queen Elizabeth II photographing her corgis at Windsor Park in 1960 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth II
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy pay a visit to the royal family in England. (L-R): John F. Kennedy; Queen Elizabeth II; Jackie Kennedy, and Prince Philip.
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UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 20: Queen Elizabeth Ll Arriving Polo At Smiths Lawn Windsor After Ascot Races Wearing A Silk Mint Green Coat And Matching Dress With A Green And White Hat Designed By Milliner Simone Mirman. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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ABERDEEN;SCOTLAND – 1974: Queen Elizabeth ll arrives at Aberdeen Airport with her corgis to start her holidays in Balmoral, Scotland in 1974. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Diana Wedding
The Prince and Princess of Wales pose on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, with the Queen and some of the bridesmaids, 29th July 1981. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
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The Queen And Prince Philip Chatting Together During The Royal Windsor Horse Show In The Grounds Of Windsor Castle, May 16, 1982. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 14, 1987: The Queen With Prince William And Prince Harry In The Royal Box At Guards Polo Club, Smiths Lawn, Windsor (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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WARSAW, POLAND – MARCH 25: Queen At Banquet At Presidential Palace Toasting Her Host With A Glass Of Champagne In Warsaw During Her Visit To Poland. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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BLOIS, FRANCE – JUNE 11, 1992: The Queen On A Visit To Blois In France Wearing A Pink And Taupe Outfit Designed By Fashion Designer Ian Thomas With Colour Co-ordinated Taupe Shoes And Accessories (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 01: The Queen At The Royal Command Performance At The Victoria Palace Theatre On 1st December 1997 Shaking Hands With Pop Star Victoria Beckham (posh Spice) Of The Pop Band The Spice Girls. (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 13, 2003: Queen Elizabeth II Laughs With Her Grandsons Prince William And Prince Harry On The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace After The Trooping The Colour Parade. Wearing Formal Morning Suits But Without The Traditional Top Hats The Young Princes Joined Other Members Of The Royal Family For This Occasion To Mark The Queen’s Official Birthday. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II watch part of a children’s sports event while visiting Vernon Park during a Diamond Jubilee visit to Nottingham on June 13, 2012 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II watches her horse ‘Balmoral Fashion’ compete in the Fell Class on day 3 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 15, 2015 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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CHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Queen and Anna Wintour
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week’s BFC Show Space on February 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Yui Mok – Pool/Getty Images)
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KING’S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 20, 2003: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King’s Lynn railway station, after taking the train from London King’s Cross, to begin her Christmas break at Sandringham House on December 20, 2019 in King’s Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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WINDSOR, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on December 23, 2021 in Windsor, England. The photograph on the desk is of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, taken in 2007 at Broadlands, Hampshire, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. (Photo by Victoria Jones – Pool/Getty Images)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waits to meet with new Conservative Party leader and Britain’s Prime Minister-elect at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland, on September 6, 2022. – Liz Truss on Tuesday officially became Britain’s new prime minister, at an audience with head of state Queen Elizabeth II after the resignation of Boris Johnson. (Photo by Jane Barlow / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JANE BARLOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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