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How old was Queen Elizabeth when she ascended to the British throne?


Whether you know nothing about the royal family, have watched all of the royal weddings or are a big fan of Netflix’s “The Crown,” you probably have heard of Queen Elizabeth.

She is one of the most famous women on the planet, and was named Times Magazine Woman of the Year in 1952. Every year Americans tourists are drawn to London because of the Queen with royalty being the biggest attraction for American tourists, especially Buckingham palace, according to the Evening Standard.

If you are looking to know more about Queen Elizabeth and the royals, we have the information for you.

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How old was Queen Elizabeth when she became Queen?

The Queen, ascended to the throne following the death of her father King George VI, who died in his sleep on Feb. 6, 1952. Elizabeth, who was just 25 years old then, would become the next monarch and queen, according to GoodHouseKeeping.com.

However, Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years old when she was crowned on June 2, 1953, a little over a year after the death of her father, according to History.com. Coronations take place months after the death of the former sovereign following long preparations and a period or mourning.

Elizabeth, however, was not born to be queen. In fact her father, King George VI whose given name was Albert, became king only after his older brother, King Edward VIII abdicated to marry a divorced American woman, Wallis Simpson, according to History.com. After her uncle de ella abdicated the throne, with Elizabeth next in line she started preparing to succeed her father de ella.

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