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Queen Elizabeth II Reaches Milestone 62 Years On Throne

Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 62nd anniversary of her accession to the British throne, just one year short of the record set by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria. The... More Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 62nd anniversary of her accession to the British throne, just one year short of the record set by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria. The day was marked in a low-key way (well, aside from all the guns going off) in London because Accession Day is officially marked in June, when the weather is usually better. But Princess Elizabeth officially became Her Majesty on Feb. 6, 1952, when her father, King George VI, died in England while she and husband Prince Philip were on a brief holiday in Kenya. Less

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