Reuters | CNN Indonesia
Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 16:07 WIB
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s 63rd ruler, celebrates her 96th birthday on Thursday (21/4).
Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, in Bruton Street, London. Her coronation to queen took place at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, at the age of 27.
Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her great-grandmother Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-serving leader.
In 1975, Elizabeth II was the first British leader to visit Japan. In 1986, he also became the first British leader to walk the Great Wall of China.
During her reign, the Queen’s position remained high, despite occasional harsh criticism by other members of the royal family.
Recently, Queen Elizabeth II contracted Covid-19, and has since canceled several face-to-face meetings.