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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926–2022: A celebration of her life and reign

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As Whitlam had a majority in the House of Representatives, Speaker Gordon Scholes appealed to Elizabeth to reverse Kerr's decision. Nearly a hundred years earlier, the young Queen Victoria had emerged less well from just such an encounter.

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom (1926-2022)

Her coffin lay at rest at the cathedral for 24 hours, guarded by the Royal Company of Archers, during which around 33,000 people filed past the coffin. On 14September, her coffin was taken in a military procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where Elizabeth lay in state for four days. Elizabeth was present at the service of thanksgiving for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on 29March, [241] but was unable to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service that month [242] or the Royal Maundy service in April, due to "episodic mobility problems".Elizabeth was portrayed in a variety of media by many notable artists, including painters Pietro Annigoni, Peter Blake, Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy, Terence Cuneo, Lucian Freud, Rolf Harris, Damien Hirst, Juliet Pannett and Tai-Shan Schierenberg. She trained as a driver and mechanic and was given the rank of honorary junior commander (female equivalent of captain at the time) five months later.

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She was received at the airport by President Josip Broz Tito, and a crowd of thousands greeted her in Belgrade. After the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard saying that Elizabeth was pleased with the outcome. Johnson, she met Lady Bird Johnson at the LBJ Presidential Library while on a visit to Austin, TX, in May 1991.She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states over the course of her lifetime and remained the monarch of 15 realms by the time of her death. Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built and she had “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed”. During the singing of Auld Lang Syne, Elizabeth held hands with Philip and British prime minister Tony Blair.

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