Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926–2022: A celebration of her life and reign
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In 1978, Elizabeth endured a state visit to the United Kingdom by Romania's communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and his wife, Elena,  though privately she thought they had "blood on their hands".
Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022: Her life and reign in pictures Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022: Her life and reign in pictures
Even a generation later her father, who by then had succeeded to the throne as George VI, declined to undergo an operation on which his life depended except in the familiar but far from aseptic rooms of Buckingham Palace. Others echoed such observations: Winston Churchill described Elizabeth when she was two as "a character.On 8May, the 75th anniversary of VE Day, in a television broadcast at 9pm—the exact time at which her father GeorgeVI had broadcast to the nation on the same day in 1945—she asked people to "never give up, never despair".
In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) | National Archives
Queen Elizabeth II, 96, who served as queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms for 70 years, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022. Lord Mountbatten advocated for House of Mountbatten, and Philip suggested House of Edinburgh, after his ducal title.Despite the death of Queen Mary on 24March 1953, the coronation went ahead as planned on 2June, as Mary had requested.