Historical moments that happened during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

On April 25-26, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred in what is now northern Ukraine, formerly the USSR, after a nuclear power plant reactor exploded and burned . It was the worst nuclear accident in history.

View of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the April 26, 1986 explosion in Chernobyl, Ukraine.


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Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997. Her body was taken to the chapel in St James’s Palace until the funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 6.

Queen Elizabeth stands with a priest during the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, just seven days after her death in a car crash in Paris.

Queen Elizabeth stands with a priest during the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, seven days after she was killed in a car crash in Paris.


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The Queen sat alone at the funeral of her husband Prince Philip at St George’s Chapel on April 17, 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time. Philip, who died aged 99, was Britain’s oldest husband in history.

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Her Majesty The Queen sits alone in St. George’s Chapel during her husband’s funeral.

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