Queen Elizabeth II Blazes a Trail in Pop Culture Story

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.

As she grew, the young, future Queen became a natural at being in the spotlight. From movies to tv shows, from comic books to the Wizarding World of Hogwarts, authors, filmmakers, songwriters, and many other artists, included the Queen in their stories and pieces.

According to Comic Vine, the Queen made 77 appearances in various comic books, such as West Coast Avengers and Star Trek. Pop artist Andy Warhol included Queen Elizabeth in his 16-piece series, “Reigning Queens 1985.” Warhol had based his artwork of the Queen on a photograph of hers from her 1977 Silver Jubilee.

Even now, her on-screen life captivates audiences as they watch The Crown. The Netflix show is a dramatized series on the Queen’s life, from when she wed Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, through the early 21st Century. With her majesty’s recent death, The Crown fans wonder if the show will continue and portray her last years on the show too.

But there is much more to the Queen’s immortality than these examples. There are probably hundreds more. The following is a list of the top 10 times the world loved the Queen so much, international society made her a part of pop culture.

People waited anxiously, sometimes years, to watch the next season of Game Thrones, wondering who would die next or who would sleep with who. 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.

10. Saying No to the Iron Throne

Children have always adored Mickey and his precious Minnie. A newborn Princess Elizabeth was no exception. She, and her sister, Princess Margaret Rhodes, had a bunch of toys and dolls, including two early, creepy versions of Mickey and Minnie.

9. Two Mice Go for Top Dollar

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