February 6, 1952. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became Queen of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms (including Canada). She was a pillar of strength during World War II providing equal parts of resolve and solace to England and all the Commonwealth countries. Although her role has diminished, she remains a strong symbol of grace and dignity.
I’m no Monarchist but long may she reign because the gaggle of young heirs in the wings doesn’t inspire much confidence.