NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — We look back at the extraordinary life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who died Thursday at 96.

As queen for 70 years, she was endeared by millions, symbolizing comfort and continuity. She weathered many storms, from wars to political and economic upheaval to a COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth visited New Haven in July 1976.