National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): “In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)” & Library of Congress: “Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II”
UPDATE September 9, 2022: Library of Congress: “Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II”
From the Post:
Queen Elizabeth II reigned over the United Kingdom for nearly a third of the United States’ existence, a poignant observation from the national capital of a country that her predecessors once fought to keep as a colonial outpost.
She started out as a princess, became queen and seemed to evolve into the definition of regal restraint and poise. She was the longest reigning monarch in her nation’s history, a woman who kept a stiff upper lip and her head above the tumults of the day, be they the end of the nation’s colonial empire or of family scandals. Her job was to personify the national ideal and she did.
She visited the Library twice and left the staff in awe both times. The lady had presence.
The first was in 1951, when she was Princess Elizabeth, and then in 1991, when she was Queen Elizabeth II.
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Queen Elizabeth II, 96, who served as queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms for 70 years, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022. During her reign, the queen met with every U.S. President beginning with Harry S. Truman, with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. The National Archives holds many records related to Queen Elizabeth, from photographs of state visits at home and abroad to scone recipes and thank you notes. A portion of her 1947 wedding cake sent to Eleanor Roosevelt remains in the care of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
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See Also: Statement From The British Library
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