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By William H. Benson
Columnist 

Recap of Queen Elizabeth II

 

September 15, 2022

Queen Elizabeth passed away last week, Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 96. She was born on April 21, 1926, and had one sibling, a younger sister named Margaret, born August 21, 1930.

When ten, Elizabeth discovered she was next in line to inherit England’s throne, whenever her father, King George VI, would pass away. Eight-year-old Margaret asked Elizabeth, “Does this mean you have to be the next Queen?” Elizabeth replied, “Someday.” Margaret said, “Poor you.”

When a child, Elizabeth understood that her life was mapped out in front of her.

On November 20, 1947, when twenty-one,...



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