Most Notable Accomplishments Of Queen Elizabeth II

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar news

UK's longest-serving monarch Passed Away

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the UK for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96. At her Scottish estate, she passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon.

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Service in World War II

At 19, Elizabeth was given permission to enlist in the military in 1945. She enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Territory Service (ATS) and completed a six-week auto mechanic training programme.

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Stability in the Management

One of Queen Elizabeth's greatest accomplishments was just being a reliable and steady monarch. There had been a time of uncertainty before her ascension.

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A Commonwealth Was Formed Under Her Direction

Elizabeth largely guided hers to a peaceful, orderly end of British colonies or other territories.

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Modernized The Monarchy

Although the monarchy was temporarily stabilised under King George VI, her father, Queen Elizabeth was ultimately responsible for its survival.

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First British Monarch To Address Congress

She became the first British monarch to address a joint session of the United States' Congress. As noted by The New York Times, her speech was a huge success.

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Charity Work

She contributed to more than 600 British organisations. The astonishing £1.4 billion (almost $2 billion) was raised, at least in part, thanks to the queen.

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Reformed The Monarchy's Finances

One of her greatest accomplishments was the covert method she overhauled the monarchy's finances to respond to criticism.

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