Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-ever reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has died aged 96.

The Queen had a monumental life, devoted to the service of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations.

The long-reigning British monarch marked her Platinum Jubilee, celebrating an incredible and monumental 70 years on the throne this year.

When she was 21 years old, the then princess promised, in a heartfelt speech, that her “whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong”.

These important words were a symbol of her long-standing devotion, dedicating her life to the service of her country and the Commonwealth of Nations.

With years of dedication to her country, we can look back and say she did her people proud.

From her first ascension to the throne to portraits from her wedding day, Emirates Woman looks back at all the precious moments during her reign and beyond.

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