Queen Elizabeth II has stood as a figurehead of the nation for over 70 years, reigning through enormous periods of social change and advising 14 prime ministers along the way. Her reign began in 1952, when she succeeded to the throne following the death of her father, King George VI, with her official coronation taking place the following year in 1953. Queen Elizabeth II is the UK’s longest-serving monarch, this year celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, which will see huge celebrations taking place across the country. Here we’ll share guides to the events, from the star-studded pageant to a concert at Sandringham. We have plenty of articles and news pieces on The Queen – from five artists who have painted Her Majesty to how to mark her official birthday. We also have guides to all things royal culture; don’t miss the C&TH guide to royal London, as well as our favourite looks from The Crown.