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Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday with "platinum jubilee".

Elizabeth II celebrated 96 years of life
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"God save the queen" are the first words of the national anthem of the United Kingdom, nothing more accurate when this Thursday, April 21, Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday with "platinum jubilee", which means having the throne for 70 years.

The festivities to be held in private are preceded by the traditional cannon fire from the Tower of London, which fired 62 salvoes on Thursday, while 41 more were fired from Hyde Park.

After a complicated 2021 for Queen Elizabeth II, due to the death of the Prince of Edinburgh, her husband, in March 2021, and prior to that the resounding departure from royalty in February 2021 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, who will no longer represent the British royal family, while, by September of that same year, their son Andrew, Duke of York, was sued in the U.S. for sexual abuse of a minor. 

This 2022 has not gone the best way, as on February 20, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen had been infected with COVID-19.

Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday with a "platinum jubilee" because this onomastic coincides with the 70th anniversary of her reign, since she has been on the throne since 1952, after her father, King George VI died in February of that same year.

Tribute to the Queen

Mattel has joined the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II, as the toy brand launched, as a tribute, the "Queen Elizabeth II Barbie", a doll made with iconic details of the monarch's clothing.

The most representative details included in the special edition Barbie, include a Tiara and a blue band crossed with some Orders of the Royal Family, all mounted on a dress and white silk gloves. 

For its part, Netflix produced "The Crown," a television series that has been running for four seasons and will premiere the fifth - and penultimate - in November of this year. 

The acclaimed - and controversial - series was created and written primarily by Peter Morgan, and launched in 2016, according to Netflix, is based on historical fact, and is a dramatization of the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that have defined her reign.

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