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Queen Elizabeth II

02 Jun
1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

09 Jul
1982: Queen fends off bedroom intruder

07 Jun
1977: Queen celebrates Silver Jubilee

23 Dec
1992: Queen's Christmas speech leaked

17 Oct
1980: Pope welcomes Queen to the Vatican


Queen Elizabeth II

15 Aug
1950: Princess gives birth to second child

15 Feb
1952: King George VI is laid to rest

08 Feb
1952: New Queen proclaimed for UK

25 Dec
1952: Queen makes first Christmas speech

16 Apr
1953: Queen launches Royal Yacht Britannia

15 May
1954: Queen returns after lengthy voyage

16 Dec
1955: Queen opens London Airport terminal

17 Oct
1956: Queen switches on nuclear power

09 Jun
1958: Queen opens revamped Gatwick

26 Jun
1959: Queen and Eisenhower open seaway

20 Sep
1967: Queen Elizabeth 2 takes to the waves

18 May
1972: Duke too ill for tea with the Queen

14 Nov
1973: Crowds cheer marriage of Princess Anne

03 Nov
1975: North Sea oil begins to flow

25 Oct
1976: Queen opens National Theatre in London

10 Aug
1977: Tight security for Queen's Irish visit

16 Dec
1977: Queen opens 'tube' link to Heathrow

03 Aug
1978: Queen opens Commonwealth Games

05 Jul
1979: Queen oversees Manx millennium

27 Aug
1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

05 Sep
1979: Mountbatten buried after final parade

13 Jun
1981: Queen shot at by youth

29 Jul
1981: Charles and Diana marry

14 Sep
1981: Queen's 'fantasy assassin' jailed

03 Mar
1982: Queen opens Barbican Centre

23 Jul
1986: Prince Andrew weds Sarah Ferguson

19 Mar
1992: Fergie and Andrew split

20 Nov
1992: Blaze rages in Windsor Castle

26 Nov
1992: Queen to be taxed from next year

29 Apr
1993: Queen to open Palace doors

06 May
1994: President and Queen open Chunnel

09 Mar
1995: Queen marks peace in Belfast

20 Dec
1995: 'Divorce': Queen to Charles and Diana

12 Apr
2000: Queen honours NI police

30 Mar
2002: Queen Mother dies

09 Apr
2005: Prince Charles marries Camilla


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