February 7, 2012 7:26 PM EST
Queen Elizabeth Celebrating 60 Years on Throne (PHOTOS)
Princess Elizabeth was held queen when her father, King George VI, died. She officially took position on Fen. 6, 1952 at the age of 25. Her moment of leadership was faced with the country's post-war rationing. This year marks the 60th being on her throne with praising and chaotic encounters.
Highlights during her sovereignty include issues such as the royal family's expensive way of living. It was also big news when Queen Elizabeth had to lose grip of her civil liberties like the yacht Britannia that was decommissioned last 1997.
But despite the ups and downs experienced by the royal family during her reign, the monarch's reserved behavior and commitment to duty have cherished her to most of her people. The recent enchanting wedding of 2011 between Prince William and Kate Middleton has offered her absolute kindness.
Queen Elizabeth carries typical daily routines like visiting a school located in the King's Lynn town east of England. To commemorate her 60th year on the throne, which is also referred to as the diamond jubilee, more prolific activities and events will be held on June.
One of the most extravagant parts of the celebration is the 1,000-ship pageant displaying on the River Thames and a lavish concert at the Buckingham Palace.
The queen declared Monday to continue dedicating herself to the nation. More of her can be explored at thediamondjubilee.org - a website specially constructed by the royal family for her. The website allows people to send a message to the queen. Information such as funny facts about Queen Elizabeth and world events held during her reign can be accessed for free.
The queen is now regarded as the 2nd longest-serving ruler in the British history. It was Queen Victoria who grabbed the first place from leading the country from 1837 to 1901.
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