Queen Elizabeth II Blazes a Trail in Pop Culture

tim thomas

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.

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.

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.

Queen Elizabeth II and Pop Culture

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.”

10. Saying No to the Iron Throne

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

In 2014, amidst the heyday of the well-known show, the Queen visited the Westeros set in Belfast, Ireland, along with Prince Philip.

9. Two Mice Go for Top Dollar

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