The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques On the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a telegram of congratulations to the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
“On the 70th anniversary of Your Majesty’s accession to the throne, we are pleased to send you our warmest congratulations and best wishes for good health and happiness, as well as to the government and people of the friendly UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, continued progress and prosperity,” King Salman said.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense, Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also sent a cable to Queen Elizabeth, expressing heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the Queen’s continued health and happiness, as well as continued progress and advancement for the government and people of the friendly UK.
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on April 21, 1926. Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George V) is her father, and Queen Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon is her mother. In 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh.
She was crowned queen on June 2, 1953, after becoming queen on February 6, 1952. She is the grandmother of Princes William and Harry and the mother of Prince Charles, the successor to the throne. Her reign as Queen is the longest in the history of the UK.
She attempted to make her reign more contemporary and adaptable to changing audiences while respecting the throne’s traditions.