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- How old was Queen Elizabeth when she took the throne?
Princess Elizabeth ascended to the throne at age 25 when her father, King George VI, died on February 6, 1952. However, she was officially crowned Queen Elizabeth II at age 27 on June 2, 1953.
- Why does Queen Elizabeth like corgis?
King George VI first brought home a corgi from a local kennel in 1933 when Elizabeth was just a child and named him Dookie. In more than 80 years, the Queen has cared for more than 30 corgis. Willow, the last of her beloved corgi dogs, was put to sleep in April 2018 after struggling with cancer.
- Why does Queen Elizabeth wear colorful clothes?
The monarch wears bright colors to stand out in big crowds. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen,'" confirmed her daughter-in-law, Sophie Countess of Wessex, in the documentary, 'The Queen at 90.' "Don't forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen's hat as she went past."