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60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's reign

2012-02-21

Queen’s University teaching fellow and royal historian Carolyn Harris is available to talk about the 60th anniversary of the start of Queen’s Elizabeth’s reign.

Elizabeth’s reign began on Feb. 6, 1952 when her father King George VI died while Elizabeth was on tour in Kenya. Her coronation took place 16 months later in June of 1953. Ms. Harris is a British monarchy expert and can discuss the past 60 years of rule under Queen Elizabeth.

“Feb. 6, 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of King George VI's death and the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth II. The Queen has reigned for six decades, over a period of transformation for the British monarchy but continues to be strongly influenced by her father's commitment to duty and interest people from all walks of life in the United Kingdom and the commonwealth,” says Ms Harris.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 ormichael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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