Name 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 Marriage/Spouse Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Children 4 children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward Education Educated at home Career 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.