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How Queen Elizabeth II Blazed a Trail in Pop Culture

The world lost so much more than a Queen on September 8.

Queen Elizabeth II was an international icon, having ruled for longer than any other British monarch.

At 25, she took over the throne after the death of King George VI, her father, on February 6, 1952. Then, she was slightly more than two months short of her 26th birthday.

Being born into royalty, to then the Duke and Duchess of York, the Queen was immediately in the spotlight. Princess Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926.

That same year, A.A. Milne dedicated Teddy Bear and Other Songs, which featured his beloved character, Winnie-the-Pooh, to the new Princess.

Queen Elizabeth II and Pop Culture

10. Saying No to the Iron Throne

People waited anxiously, sometimes years, to watch the next season of Game Thrones. Ten million fans tuned into the seventh season episodes every week. Many would have loved to have sat on the Iron Throne to see what it felt like to rule all nine provinces.

In 2014, amidst the heyday of the well-known show, the Queen visited the Westeros set in Belfast, Ireland, along with Prince Philip. They were led behind the scenes, including taking them to the impressive Iron Throne.

9. Two Mice Go for Top Dollar

Children have always adored Mickey and his precious Minnie. A newborn Princess Elizabeth was no exception. She, and her sister, Princess Margaret Rhodes, had Mickey and Minnnie toys.

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