February 6, 1952-King George VI dies in his sleep at Sandringham House, and his 25 year old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, ascends the throne and becomes Queen Elizabeth II
"The High and Mighty Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is now, by the death of our late Sovereign of happy memory, become Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of all Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom Her lieges do acknowledge all Faith and constant Obedience with hearty and humble Affection, beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign, to bless the Royal Princess Elizabeth the Second with long and happy Years to reign over us."
2013 has proven to be a year of change for the many Royal families of the world. Abdications, deaths, births, and marriages took place within the twelve months of this year; providing for aged royal houses to be remodelled to mirror contemporary society. Lets celebrate the accomplishments of our monarchies, and welcome the new year with the hope it’s as brilliant as 2013.
November 10, 2013 - The Queen led the nation in honouring members of the Armed Forces killed in conflict as Remembrance Sunday services took place around the UK to remember our war dead.
The monarch laid the first wreath at the Cenotaph on Whitehall to commemorate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the decades since the First World War, bowing her head after paying her respects.
Senior royals, including Second World War veteran the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge - with wife Kate watching from a nearby balcony - joined the monarch and politicians, military leaders, veterans and serving personnel in laying wreaths of poppies at the monument.