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Elizabeth II, Queen

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Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor 

Date of Birth

April 21, 1926  

Place of Birth

Mayfair, London 

Birth Family

Father  was Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI)
and mother was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, House of Windsor


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 


4 children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward 


Educated at home 


Became Queen England II of England on June 2, 1953. 

Reason for Fame

Elizabeth is head of the Commonwealth and Queen
of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon, later renamed Sri Lanka. 
During her reign, she became queen of 25 other countries
within the Commonweath as they gained independence from Britain. 
She has been the sovereign of 32 individual nations, but half of them later became republics. 

Additional Information

During World War II, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service
as No. 230873 Second Subbaltern Elizabeth Windsor. 
She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck
and rose to the rank of Junior Commander.  She is the last surviving head of state
who served in uniform during World War II.


 Fast Facts Resources

Official Website of the British Monarchy
Her Majesty, The Queen