Historical moments during the Queen’s reign

Elizabeth II, her late Majesty, was crowned queen at the age 25 after George VI died in February 1952. Soon after, she was proclaimed queen by her privy as well as executive councils. Her coronation ceremony occurred in 1953.

She is the longest-reigning monarch of our country and has survived many periods in history and change.

We look back at some of the most significant moments that took place while she was Queen, including the fall of Berlin Wall, the invention of the internet and the Covid pandemic.