Royal family celebrates birthday



Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 years old on Apr. 21. She is the longest standing monarch to date. The queen has ruled Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia since 1952.

Elizabeth Rickert, Print Editor-in-Chief

The longest standing monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II, turned 90 on April 21. The royal family has released a picture of the queen with all of the future monarchs in honor of this special day.
Queen Elizabeth II has been ruling over England since 1952 making her reign 64 years long beating Queen Victoria by only a few months. The British royal family also serves as the symbolic monarch for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Senior Leila Kazemi said, “Ever since the royal wedding between Kate and William I have been obsessed with the royal family. It’s amazing that Queen Elizabeth II has served for 64 years and it will be interesting to see what else she does.”
It is not unusual for Americans to be fans of the British monarchy.
Junior Chloe Bradley, “I think people love the British royal family so much because we have nothing like it. I mean, yes, we have the ‘First Family’ but with the royal family we can’t get mad at them for policies because they don’t make any.”
Excitement over the royal family was rekindled everywhere after the marriage of Prince William to commoner Kate Middleton. The growing family has continued to excite the population with the birth of their son George and their daughter Charlotte.