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All you need to know about Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. She is also Head of the Commonwealth and queen consort of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). 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. During World War II, it was predicted that Britain would fall to the German invasion and Elizabeth spent time away from London at Windsor Castle and with her relatives in Scotland. She and her sister Margaret were confined to their room during air raids but secretly listened to BBC radio reports. In 1945, at age 19, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark. During the 1950s and 1960s, Elizabeth’s image as a dutiful wife and mother contrasted with that of her sister Princess Margaret, whose marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1960 was seen as controversial. Elizabeth’s many historic visits and meetings with statesmen, national leaders, and diplomats have supported her role as queen consort.

About Queen Elizabeth kids

Elizabeth has four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. As queen consort, she has also seen the births of eight grandchildren: Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn.

In 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee marking 65 years on the throne. Elizabeth’s mother died in 2002 at age 101; her father three years later at 99. In April 2018, she surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in British history and celebrated her 92nd birthday that month.

During her reign of more than six decades, Elizabeth has seen major constitutional changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. Through her visits to other realms, she has also been a major patron of the arts and an icon of fashion; one poll found her to be Britain’s most popular monarch. In June 2015, Elizabeth became the longest-serving queen regnant and head of state following the death of King Baudouin of Belgium.

Lifetime achievements of British Queen Elizabeth

  • In 2012, Queen Elizabeth became the first British monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee, marking 60 years on the throne.
  • In 2015, she became the longest-reigning queen regnant and head of state following the death of king Baudouin of Belgium.
  • In 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a sapphire jubilee marking 65 years on the throne.
  • Queen Elizabeth has seen major constitutional changes during her reign, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa.
  • Queen Elizabeth is also known as a fashion icon, and has been voted as Britain’s most popular monarch in polls.

Death of Prince Philips

On April 9th, 2021, Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99. The couple had been married for over 70 years, and Prince Philip was Queen Elizabeth’s constant companion during her reign. Following his death, Queen Elizabeth released a statement saying that “he has been my strength and stay all these years”, and that she would miss him “enormously”. Prince Philip’s funeral took place on April 17th, 2021, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor castle. Queen Elizabeth attended the funeral with other members of the royal family, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of attendees was limited.

Death of Queen Elizabeth

She died on Sep, 8th 2022, ending the era of humbleness and kindness she carried. The death of Queen Elizabeth would have a profound impact on the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and her death would mean that her son prince Charles would become king. Prince Charles is Queen Elizabeth’s heir apparent, and has been first in line to the throne since 1952. Queen Elizabeth’s death would also mean that her grandson Prince William would become the new heir apparent. Elizabeth’s death will undoubtedly have a major impact on the British monarchy, but she will be remembered as a much loved and respected queen who served her country for over 70 years. Thank you for Queen Elizabeth.