Queen Elizabeth has spent the majority of her life sitting on the throne and representing the British Crown. In 1952, she was just 25 years old, a young mother and wife, when her father, King George VI, died and she was appointed to the throne. Over the course of her time as monarch, the queen has witnessed wars, assassinations, hardships and so much more. Though she’s known for her rigid regal nature, she hasn’t exactly been able to escape scandal.
Here are some stunning secrets you never knew about Queen Elizabeth’s life.
A shocking path
Queen Elizabeth II was never supposed to be queen. In fact, she was supposed to live out her life on the sidelines of the public eye. However, that all changed drastically when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the crown and was succeeded by her father, King George VI.
Queen Elizabeth was just 10 years old when the course of her life changed forever.
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