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Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor
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Name[1] Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor
Alt Name Queen Elizabeth II
Gender Female
Birth? 21 Apr 1926 Mayfair, Middlesex, England17 Bruton St.
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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Upon her accession on 6 February 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. Her coronation the following year was the first to be televised. From 1956 to 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four of the aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. She is the world's oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain's longest-lived and second longest-reigning head of state.

Elizabeth was born in London and educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne as George VI on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, in which she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

Elizabeth's many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland, the first state visit of an Irish president to the United Kingdom, and reciprocal visits to and from the Pope. She has seen major constitutional changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonization of Africa. She has also reigned through various wars and conflicts involving many of her realms.

Times of personal significance have included the births and marriages of her children and grandchildren, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, and the celebration of milestones such as her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively. Moments of sorrow for her include the death of her father, aged 56, the assassination of Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Mountbatten, the breakdown of her children's marriages in 1992 (a year deemed her annus horribilis), the death in 1997 of her son's former wife, Diana, Princess of Wales, and the deaths of her mother and sister in 2002. Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and severe press criticism of the royal family, but support for the monarchy and her personal popularity remain high.


References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

1936
her uncle

George VI

1936-1952
her father

Queen of the United Kingdom

1952-present

Heir Apparent

Prince Charles
her son

Next in line

Prince William
her grandson

Edward VIII

1936
her uncle

George VI

as King of the British Dominions beyond the Seas
1936-1952
her father

Queen of Canada

1952-present

Queen of Australia

1952-present

Queen of New Zealand

1952-present

Queen of Pakistan

1952-1956

End of Line
Queen of South Africa

1952-1961

Queen of Ceylon

1952-1972

George VI

as King of the British Dominions beyond the Seas
1936-1952
her father

Herself
as Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen of Ghana
1957-1960
Queen of Nigeria
1960-1963
Queen of Sierra Leone
1961-1971
Queen of Tanganyika
1961-1962
Queen of Jamaica
1962-present
Heir Apparent

Prince Charles
her son

Next in line

Prince William
her grandson

Queen of Trinidad and Tobago
1962-1976
End of Line
Queen of Uganda
1962-1963
Queen of Kenya
1963-1964
Queen of Malawi
1964-1966
Queen of Malta
1964-1974
Queen of the Gambia
1965-1970
Queen of Guyana
1966-1970
Queen of Barbados
1966-present
Heir Apparent

Prince Charles
her son

Next in line

Prince William
her grandson

Queen of Mauritius
1968-1992
End of Line
Queen of Fiji
1970-1987
Queen of the Bahamas
1973-present
Heir Apparent

Prince Charles
her son

Next in line

Prince William
her grandson

Queen of Grenada
1974-present
Herself
as Queen of Australia
Queen of Papua New Guinea
1975-present
Herself
as Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen of the Solomon Islands
1978-present
Queen of Tuvalu
1978-present
Queen of Saint Lucia
1979-present
Queen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1979-present
Queen of Belize
1981-present
Queen of Antigua and Barbuda
1981-present
Queen of Saint Christopher and Nevis
1983-present
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