The Reign of Queen Elizabeth

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Jesus Ortiz Gonzalez, OwlFeed Editor-in-Chief

A life full of power, dynasty, and jewels. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, formally known as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, died September 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom. She lived 96 years and had a fulfilled life, from being the Queen to being a Mother, Grandmother, and even Great grandmother. She was outlived by King Charles III, Camellias Queen Consort, Prince William, Catherine Princess of Wales, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Archie Harrison Mouthbatten- Windsor, Lillibet Diana Mouthbatten- Windsor, and Prince Louis.

Queen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, on Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom. Elizabeth was the child of King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes- Lyon. She was the oldest of her younger sister Princess Margaret. Growing up, Elizabeth had the role of Queen above her head.

Then on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth became Queen after her father, King George,  passed away. During her father’s passing, Elizabeth was on a trip to Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip. The word could not get around to the Queen, meaning The Queen was out of the loop about her father’s passing and her new status of being queen.

The Queen and her husband had four kids. They were King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Her husband and she had a long relationship of up to 73 years of long-living love. On November 20, 1949, Philip Mountbatten and Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor got married.

Elizabeth was living life during World War 2. She served in the army of Britain in the late months of the war. She was a mechanic and a truck driver for the army. But like many teens during this era, she had to beg her father to go into the war. 

The Queen had a busy life with keeping the country in check and having to keep foreign relationships intact. The Queen would have this red box that would keep state papers, she would be in charge of many things within the country and even foreign places. Her work would be to make bills into Acts of Parliament, or laws. Even with all the power she has in the country she cannot showcase what she believes in, she has to remain natural with all sides of the political party.

The Queen has always loved the public and would always try her best to take care of them. According to, it states, “The Queen saw public and voluntary service as one of the most important elements of her work. Her Majesty had links – as Royal Patron or President – with over 500 charities, professional bodies, and public service organizations. These varied from well-established international charities to smaller bodies working in a specialist area or on a local basis only. As Head of the Armed Forces, Her Majesty had strong links to Naval ships, army regiments, and air squadrons both in the UK and throughout all her realms. The Queen’s Patronages and charities covered a wide range of initiatives, from creating opportunities for young people to preserving wildlife and the environment. As Royal Patron or President, Her Majesty provided vital publicity for the work of these organizations, and allowed their enormous contributions to society to be recognized.”

The Queen had a ceremony and funeral to honor her rule as Queen and her great efforts. The funeral took place Monday 19th September 2022, at 11 am. Many people from around the world came to visit her during her time at rest, from heads of state to Government officials. The Queen was buried together with The Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel. 

With the Queen gone many new things come to The United Kingdom. With King Charles As the new king, we could be expecting new changes. With that in mind, rest in peace Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.