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Jessica Karl

The Queen Who Bridged Two Centuries

In a violent, rapidly changing world, Elizabeth II was a paragon of stability.

She’s got the tea.

She’s got the tea.

Photographer: Anwar Hussein/Hulton Archive

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Queen Elizabeth II died today at 96. “It feels like a death in the family,” Adrian Wooldridge writes, noting the monarch had “been with us for so long that only a sliver of the population can remember life without her.”