Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain
In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Army as a driver.
The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the first to be televised.
Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England.
500 million people watch on television as the high day of Jubilee gets underway for Queen Elizabeth II.
At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent by Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982
Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
Margaret Thatcher formally tenders her resignation to the Queen and leaves Downing Street for the last time. John Major is elected her successor.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand inaugurate the opening of the Channel Tunnel ? a tunnel under the English Channel linking England and France for the first time since the end of the Great Ice Age.
The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, was christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the new debating chamber for the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, a milestone in devolution.
Queen Elizabeth II accepts the resignation of Tony Blair as Prime Minister.