Queen Elizabeth II has experienced the loss of both her parents and her younger sister Princess Margaret over the years. But now another member of the royal family has passed away. And the Queen is said to be heartbroken over the death.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary came into the world on April 21, 1926. She arrived four years earlier than her only other sibling, Margaret Rose, and the pair were later home educated. A book about their youths called The Little Princesses detailed how Elizabeth adored dogs and horses from a young age.
And even though it was not initially anticipated, Elizabeth became queen on February 6, 1952. She has reigned ever since, overseeing periods of great change throughout the United Kingdom. But one thing has remained constant throughout this entire time.