How old was Queen Elizabeth When She Took the Throne?

Queens was 27 years when she took over the throne. On February 6, 1952, when her father, King George VI, passed away, Elizabeth assumed the role of king.



Her father’s death in February 1952 made her queen regnant of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as well as the head of the Commonwealth; she was 27 at the time.

Since her coronation in 1952, Elizabeth II has presided over a number of significant political events, including the Troubles of Northern Ireland, the devolution of power in the United Kingdom, membership in the European Communities, the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and the return of sovereignty to Canada.



There have been many changes in the number of her kingdoms over time, as regions have acquired independence and as some of her realms have became republics like South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

A state visit to the Republic of Ireland in 2011 and visits to or from five popes are among her numerous historic encounters.

Since her coronation in 1953, the Queen has celebrated her Silver, Golden, and Diamond jubilees, as well as her Platinum and Sapphire jubilees, in 1977, 2002, 2012, 2017, and 2022.

Elizabeth II is the oldest and longest-serving head of state in history, the longest-reigning and longest-living queen in the United Kingdom, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state currently in power.

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