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Elizabeth II: The great debates

End of an era: Modern Britain is a very different place to the post-war nation inherited by the Queen (above).

She is the only monarch most of us have ever known. Nine in every ten people alive today were born after she became Britain's Queen. Over 70 years, the Queen saw huge highs and tremendous lows, from the death of Princess Diana to her Platinum Jubilee. There is no doubt: she saw great change. And as Britain moved into the modern era, she also found herself at the centre of great debates — about the future of Britain, the future of democracy, the future of the monarchy and the future of the world. We look back at how The Day covered the Queen's final years:

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