In honour of Her Majesty The Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Madame Tussauds Blackpool unveiled a wax figure of her in our Best of British room, alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Sovereign of Great Britain and ruler of the Commonwealth, Elizabeth’s family have ruled for over 1,000 years. She is the head of a royal family famous throughout the world. Elizabeth has risen above recent scandals within her family and though she has no official power, she reigns with dignity and commands respect wherever she goes.
1926: Born in Mayfair, London
1945: Joins Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service
1947: Marries Prince Philip of Greece
1948: Prince Charles born
1950: Princess Anne born
1952: Succeeds to the throne of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
1953: Is crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey
1960: Prince Andrew born
1964: Prince Edward born
1977: Celebrates her Silver Jubilee
1997: Is criticised for her handling of the death of Diana Princess of Wales
2002: Celebrates her Golden Jubilee
2007: Celebrates her diamond wedding anniversary. Becomes The UK’s oldest serving monarch in history
2011: The Queen's grandson Prince William marries Catherine Middleton and is given the title "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge".
2012: The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years on the throne. Madame Tussauds Blackpool unviels her figure to mark the celebrations. Opened the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
2013: Received honorary BAFTA for her patronage of the film industry. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge give birth to a son, the Queen's Great Grandson.
“I declare before you all that my 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”