Historic Moments Witnessed By The Queen

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By Ada Kohli
Published Sep 09, 2022

Hindustan Times

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Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Britain who sat on the throne for 70 years

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Here are some major historic moments witnessed by the late Queen of Britain

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The Queen's coronation which took place in Westminster Abbey, was the first coronation to ever be televised and was viewed by millions of people around the world

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The Queen erected a memorial monument at Runnymede in Berkshire after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy

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She was amongst the million viewers across the globe who watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon on July 20, 1969

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The Queen witnessed Margaret Thatcher become the UK's first female Prime Minister in 1979 and has appointed all three female British Prime Ministers of the UK

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In 1986, Queen Elizabeth II witnessed the worst nuclear accident in history as a reactor at the nuclear power plant exploded and burned in Chernobyl

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She allowed the American anthem to play during Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard in 2001 and broke royal protocols to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks

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Her Majesty the Queen saw Britain exit the European Union in 2020 becoming the first and only sovereign country to have left the EU

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Britain's longest-reigning monarch did not just witness the COVID 19 pandemic but she also successfully recovered from coronavirus in 2022

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