(L) Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first reigning monarch to open a session of the Canadian Parliament as she reads a speech from the throne in the Senate Chamber in Ottawa in 1957. (R) Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the Queen's Speech in the House of L LONDON - What does the world look like without Queen Elizabeth II?
The British monarch, who died on Thursday at age 96,served as a constant, stabilizing force throughout her 70-year reign.
And most people alive today don’t know a world without her in it.Elizabeth II became queen in 1952 at the age of 25 when Winston Churchill was prime minister.
Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history — and also traveled more widely.