Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch of all time, and she has been ruling the United Kingdom and many other parts of the world for over sixty-five years now.
She is perhaps one of the most loved and admired women in the entire world, and the thought of her passing is completely unbearable.
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Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom.
via: TwitterSince her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria's old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.
As with any member of the royal family, her history is pretty well documented.
via: ShutterstockThis is her father, King George VI, on a stamp from the year 2012.
You may remember the story of George VI.
via: IMDBHe was portrayed by Colin Firth in the 2010 movie, The King's Speech, which centered around the overcoming of his fear of public speaking.
In 1923, George VI married.
via: Getty ImagesHe married the Queen's mother and namesake, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Here they are with their parents, The Earl and Countess of Strathmore, the Duchess and Duke of York, and King George V and Queen Mary.
George VI and his wife, Elizabeth, went on to have 2 children.
via: Getty ImagesThey were Elizabeth, born on April 21st, 1926, and Margaret, born 21st August 1930. Here they are with their mother (second from left) and their father (far right) at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, in 1937.
Queen Elizabeth has very historic ancestors.
via: Getty ImagesShe had biological ties to the majority of European royalty. Some of her most famous relatives include Queen Victoria I (pictured here) who ruled from 1837 to 1901, and King George III, whole ruled from 1760 to 1820.
Queen Elizabeth lived through the world war.
via: Getty ImagesDuring WWII, she and Margaret were evacuated to Windsor to keep them safely out of London. While there, Elizabeth made her first public appearance by way of radio broadcast. She famously said, "that in the end, all will be well; for God will care for us and give us victory and peace."
This was when then Princess Elizabeth first became known to the public.
via: Getty ImagesHere she is with her parents, sister, and the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill.
She then began taking on more public duties.
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth's father appointed her colonel-in-chief of the Grenadier Guards and she made her first public appearances inspecting her troops.
But when her father died in February of 1952...
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth, the King's first-born, automatically became the Queen of England.
And by 2nd June 1953, Queen Elizabeth had officially taken on the reigns.
via: Getty ImagesShe was crowned at Westminster Abbey at the meager age of twenty-seven. Interestingly, Elizabeth's was the first coronation to be shown on television.
She wasn't ruling totally alone, though.
via: Getty ImagesElizabeth married Philip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one. She'd met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.
Philip wasn't an expected fit for the Queen.
via: Getty ImagesQueen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, and he has always had something of a mixed reputation in high society.
But the pair continue to stand the test of time.
via: Getty ImagesSoon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which caused tension between the pair. There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip's infidelity. But to this very day, the couple remains happily married.
The pair wasted no time starting a family.
via: Getty ImagesTheir first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured of the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.
The Queen and Phillip have a total of 4 children together...
via: Getty ImagesAnd whilst being a mother and a wife, Queen Elizabeth has successfully ruled the United Kingdom over the years, and she has also made herself into a very loved monarch.
She is now ninety-three-years-old...
via: Getty ImagesSo, naturally, the entire world are beginning to worry about her death.
The British government is extremely prepared for when this will happen...
via: TwitterOperation "London Bridge Is Down" has been organized by Buckingham Palace, the British government, and the BBC. This will be the code word issued when the Queen passes, and the government and media will know what to do from thereon.
The Queen's death will not be announced via social media...
via: TwitterAnd a recent death hoax through the messaging app WhatsApp had the entire internet come to a standstill.
The rumor spread like wildfire...
via: TwitterYesterday the rumors started to spread when a screenshot of a WhatsApp group chat was shared around on Twitter, claiming that news of the monarch's death would be announced at 9.30 am this morning.
The group chat has very clearly been set up...
via: TwitterThe shared chat group, captioned "Old times", shows a message forwarded from someone named "Gibbo" saying, "Queen's passed away this morning, heart attack, being announced 9.30 am tomorrow." Another message below claims that the news has come from "a guard's reg WhatsApp group," and a third expresses doubt before another reply states, "Not sure mate, just got it passed to me, they did keep the queen mother's death quiet though for 24 hours."
A royal commentator was quick to shut down the rumor...
I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM's passing. The Queen is not dead. She… https://t.co/dimmvqegqJ— Charlie Proctor (@Charlie Proctor)1575240904.0
Proctor swiftly and efficiently cleared things up...
#TheQueen at 8.30 this morning on the balcony looking for Gibbo and Ricey.. 👀 https://t.co/2uG4h02b7U— • ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴇʟʟɪs • (@• ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴇʟʟɪs •)1575269783.0
It is unknown as to how the Queen herself reacted to the hoax...
The Queen walking out of Buckingham Palace this morning hearing rumours she’s dead #thequeenisdead… https://t.co/RvMX0XSQ0L— Joe Robinson (@Joe Robinson)1575268573.0
People began to reference the late Princess Diana...
diana in heaving seeing that “queen elizabeth” and “the queen is dead” are trending https://t.co/CVXImf1So7— biba (@biba)1575240135.0
The Queen, of course, had nothing to do with the tragic death of Diana...
Diana chasing the Queen when she gets to the afterlife https://t.co/RE1q9ejcdi— Katame (@Katame)1575241547.0
We're just relieved to hear of Queen Elizabeth's good health!
via: TwitterTo keep reading about Queenie, keep scrolling to see her subtle hint to Donald Trump during his visit to Buckingham Palace...