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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.
Reference Number? Q9682?
Death[1] Famous Living Person Exception?


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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

When her father died in February 1952, she 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. She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics. Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. Significant events have included her coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012 respectively. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch as well as the world's longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state, the oldest and longest-reigning current monarch and the longest-serving current head of state.

Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992 and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales. However, support for the monarchy has consistently been and remains high, as does her personal popularity.


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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