Our Youth Leadership Board reflects on lessons they have learned from Her Majesty the Queen.

As we celebrate and honour Her Majesty The Queen this weekend, She Is You presents a timeline of Queen Elizabeth II throughout the past 96 years. As we celebrate her 70th year in reign with the Platinum Jubilee this week, we look back at her many accomplishments. 

The Queen was born in 1926 to parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. 

In 1944 during WWII, Her Majesty The Queen had her 18th birthday. A year later, in 1945, she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service section of the British Army. She was a mechanic and ambulance driver. Her Majesty The Queen became the first female of the British Royal family to be an active duty member of the British Army. 

In 1947, she got married to her husband Prince Phillip. The next year their family grew with the birth of their son Prince Charles in 1948. She later had three more children, Princess Anne (1950), Prince Andrew (1960), and Prince Edward (1964), making her a mother to four children.

In 1953, Her Majesty The Queen was coronated. Since her coronation, she has provided stability to the country, especially as it recovered from WWII.

In 1977, she became a grandmother when Princess Anne gave birth to her son Prince Phillip. Today, the Queen has 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 

The Queen also pathed the way for future female leaders with the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013. Additionally, on September 9th, 2015, Her Majesty The Queen became the longest-reigning monarch. 

As we proudly celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, we commemorate the countless achievements of Her Majesty The Queen. We are so proud to celebrate this inspiring leader this week. Happy Platinum Jubilee!