Infographic: Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee and her 70-year reign

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Source: Al Jazeera
  • Queen Elizabeth II is the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning royal.
  • The 96-year-old marked her platinum jubilee on February 6 as she ascended to the throne 70 years ago in 1952.
  • Millions of people in the UK and worldwide are expected to start a four-day celebration honoring her reign.
  • The current line of succession for the British crown is: Charles, the Prince of Wales (73), Prince William, the duke of Cambridge (39), Prince George (8), and Prince Louis (3)
  • The queen is currently the head of state to 15 countries, all part of the Commonwealth.
  • The government pays the queen a lump sum known as the Sovereign Grant which covers the queen’s official duties.
  • Last year, the royal family received 87.5 million pounds ($118.6m) from the UK government, 34.4 million pounds ($46.6m) of which was spent on refurbishing Buckingham Palace.
  • The revenue of the Crown Estate dropped more than 20 percent during 2020-2021 compared with the previous year.

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