February 6, 2017

King George IV died in his sleep on February 6, 1952, putting present-day Queen Elizabeth on the throne. At the exact moment of her succession, Elizabeth was in the Treetops Hotel in Kenya, on holiday with her husband of 5 years. “For the first time in the history of the world, a young girl climbed into a tree one day . . . and emerged as a Queen,” wrote a resident hunter at Treetops.

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