Elizabeth II: Life in the UK from 1952-2022 tells the story of Elizabeth II and the political life of Britain during her reign.
1952: Elizabeth II becomes Queen
Elizabeth II became Queen on the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. Her coronation took place on 2 April that year. Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch and the first woman to rule over the entire United Kingdom.
Elizabeth II has been a popular monarch and has been praised for her contribution to British society. She has worked to promote social welfare and has encouraged UK businesses to invest in overseas markets.
During her reign, the UK has seen many changes, including the introduction of television, the development of the car industry, and the introduction of computer technology.
As Queen, Elizabeth II is a symbol of national unity and represents the country at international events. She also makes occasional public appearances to support charitable causes.
1953: The British Empire and Commonwealth officially dissolve
Elizabeth II is the current Queen of the United Kingdom and her reign began on April 6, 1952.
Elizabeth II is the first British monarch since her great-grandmother, Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901.
Elizabeth II has presided over some major changes in the United Kingdom during her time as queen.
The British Empire and Commonwealth officially dissolve in December of 1953, less than a year after her coronation.
The UK also joins the European Economic Community in 1973, which further expands economic ties between member states. Additionally, Elizabeth II leads the United Kingdom into NATO in April of 1957 and the European Union in January of 1973.
Elizabeth II has also overseen some significant social changes during her time as queen. These include the legalization of abortion in 1967 and same-sex marriage in 2013.
1998: White Paper on the Monarchy is passed in parliament
In 1998, the UK passed a white paper in parliament that proposed the restoration of the monarchy. The white paper stated that “The Monarchy is not only an impressive historical institution but it is also seen as a symbol of stability and continuity.”
Since then, the monarchy has continued to play an important role in British life. Elizabeth II is the current Queen of England, and she has served as Queen since 1952.
The monarchy has been through a lot during its history, but it has always managed to remain standing. The monarchy continues to play an important role in British society today, and it will likely continue to do so for years to come.
2002: GSN Governance Act is passed with a bill of rights for all members of society, including the Monarch
Elizabeth II has ruled the United Kingdom for 63 years. The monarchy has been under scrutiny since the death of Princess Diana in 1997. In 2002, the GSN Governance Act was passed with a bill of rights for all members of society, including the Monarch.
The GSN is short for Great Society and was a program set up to help improve the lives of the British people.
The GSN was responsible for many different programs, including the NHS (National Health Service).
The NHS is a free healthcare system that provides medical care to all citizens in the UK.
The GSN also helped to improve education opportunities for children and adults. This included programs such as the National Literacy Campaign and the Adult Literacy Campaign.
The GSN also helped to improve infrastructure across the UK. This included programs such as road repairs and improvements to water supplies.
The GSN was a great program that helped to improve the lives of many British people.
It is unfortunate that it was cancelled in 2010 due to budget cuts. If it were not cancelled, many more people would have benefitted from its programs.
2013: The British royal family no longer has to pay taxes ##
The British royal family no longer has to pay taxes.
Queen Elizabeth II announced on Thursday that the tax-free status of the royal family will expire at the end of this year, meaning that the monarchy will have to start paying taxes like all other citizens.
The move comes as part of the government’s drive to raise money to fund social programs and reduce Britain’s budget deficit.
“This change marks a new era for the monarchy and its finances,” Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement. “It will bring greater transparency and accountability and help us to make the best use of public funds.”
Under current law, members of the royal family are exempt from paying income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and national insurance contributions. The exemption dates back to 1894, when Queen Victoria granted her descendants a special tax break.
Income from private businesses held by members of the royal family is also exempt from taxation. However, this exemption will also expire at the end of this year.
Critics say that the royals are benefitting from unfair privileges that should be eliminated or reduced in order to raise more money for government coffers.