Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, passed away on September 8, 2022, at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle. She was 96. An official statement claims that the Queen passed away quietly.

When her father, King George VI, assumed the throne in 1936, Queen Elizabeth II was just 10 years old, making her the heir apparent. She wed Prince Mountbatten in 1947. (later Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh). They were partners up until his passing in 2021. Elizabeth was promptly crowned queen in 1952 after her father’s unexpected death. She was in Kenya at the time for business. She was crowned in 1953, and in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively, celebrated her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees. She surpassed Queen Victoria’s 63-year reign in 2015, breaking the previous record. On February 6, 2022, she celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of her reign, marking 70 years as monarch.

Charles, her oldest son, succeeded her as King after her passing. His title will be King Charles III. King Charles III issued a statement in which he said that his mother’s passing was a “time of tremendous sadness” and that the loss of her will be “deeply felt” all across the world.

Here are some details regarding Queen Elizabeth II’s life and reign.

About 30% of US history was under the Queen’s rule. She ruled for so long—14 US presidents, or roughly 30% of the country’s existence—that she witnessed them all. She had at least one meeting with every US president other than Lyndon B. Johnson.

Harry S. Truman (pictured), who invited her to the White House in 1951 while she was still a princess, was her first encounter with a US President in office. Her final appearance was in 2021 in Cornwall with Joe Biden, the current US President. The Queen’s first baseball game, between the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics, was attended by the US President at the time, George H.W. Bush, during her 1991 visit to America. The event took place at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. 15 British prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to the current Liz Truss, held office throughout Queen Elizabeth II’s seven-decade reign, together with seven Roman Catholic Popes.

Her final formal task:

On September 6, two days before she passed away, Queen Elizabeth II visited with current Prime Minister Liz Truss at the Scottish castle Balmoral. This was her last official engagement. She also made her first public appearance since July 2022 at the gathering. The Queen was wearing a cream cardigan and a plaid skirt. She had a cane in her hand and wore her signature Launer handbag over her arm. Following her appointment as prime minister, Ms. Truss accepted Her Majesty’s offer and kissed hands, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

Power was transferred in Balmoral for the first time since Queen Victoria’s reign in 1885. The current queen is often greeted by the outgoing and incoming prime ministers at London’s Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s “episodic mobility problems,” according to Buckingham Palace, were the cause of the change of location for the performance of her constitutional duties.

The celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee:

For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022, which were her final appearances, several events were held. It was a significant event that called for celebrations all year long, culminating in a four-day festival in June. Beacons were lit for the first time in each capital city of every Commonwealth nation, as well as more than 1,500 beacons around the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and UK Overseas Territories.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant and the Epsom Downs Derby were two additional occasions for celebration.

Her dress color for formal occasions:

Queen Elizabeth II frequently appeared in public wearing a hat and gloves for formal events. But what caught the eye of fashionistas was the color of her clothing. Most of the time, the British monarch wore vibrant hues like neon, yellow, orange, lemon, fuchsia, and light green. The purpose of picking these hues was explained in the documentary The Queen at 90, when Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the Queen’s daughter-in-law, stated that the vivid hues make Her Majesty more visible to the public.

Don’t forget that when she shows up anywhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, or 15 thick, and someone wants to be able to claim they saw a little of the queen’s hat as she went by, Sophie added, adding that she needs to stand out for people to be able to say “I saw the queen.”

On Victory in Europe Day, she moved covertly through cheering throngs:

People from all over the world rejoiced together when the Allies vanquished the Axis countries in the past. The Queen, who was then a 19-year-old princess, and Princess Margaret observed the Victory in Europe Day festivities on the streets on May 8, 1945. King George VI and Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) gave their consent before the two proceeded into the mob with a group of 16 people.

The Queen provided more details about the evening in a BBC show that aired more than 30 years later.

“I recall how afraid we were of being recognized. So I pulled my military cap well down over my eyes,” she recalled, adding that a Grenadier officer in her party objected, forcing her to wear the cap properly. She claimed to have traversed the roadway for miles.

The Queen recounted in a voice that conveyed her delight at the time, “I remember lines of unknown individuals locking arms and going down Whitehall, all of us just swept away on a flood of ecstasy and relief.”

Served in World War II was the Queen:

The Queen holds the distinction of becoming the first female Royal Family member to enlist as a full-time active member of the armed forces. She enlisted in the British Army’s women’s auxiliary, the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), at the age of 18, and served in World War II as a result. On February 24, 1945, she was given the honorary rank of the second subaltern. Later, she was elevated to Junior Commander, which at the time was the equivalent of Captain for women.

She learned how to drive and became a mechanic while serving in the Army. She paid for her wedding dress, which had an iconic 13-foot-long train and over 10,000 imported seed pearls from the US, using rationing coupons in addition to 200 coupons given to her by the British government during the war.