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Queen Elizabeth II Wiki And Biography
Full nameElizabeth Alexandra Mary 
Nickname(s)• Lilibet 
• Cabbage 
ProfessionQueen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth
Reign of the Queen Elizabeth II• Elizabeth became the Queen after her father, King George VI, died on 6 February 1952.
• Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953 after which she officially became the Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.

• She was the queen of 7 independent Commonwealth countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
• She was the Head of the Commonwealth.

• On 2 June 1977, she celebrated her Silver Jubilee on the occasion of completing 25 years on the throne.

• On 2 June 2002, she marked 50 years on the throne, and her Golden Jubilee was celebrated.

• In 2012, she completed her 60 years of accession on the throne and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.

• She completed her 65 years on the throne on 6 February 2017 and celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee.

• In 2022, she marked 70 years on the throne and celebrated her Platinum Jubilee.
Physical Stats & More
 Heightin centimeters– 161 cm
in meters– 1.61 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourGrey
Career
Coronation date2 June 1953 (Tuesday)
Awards, Royal Titles & Styles• Won an honorary BAFTA award for her patronage of the film industry on 4 April 2013

• Held the title “Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York” from 21 April 1926 to 11 December 1936
• Held the title “Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth” from 11 December 1936 to 20 November 1947
• Held the title “Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth and Baroness Greenwich from 20 November 1947 to 6 February 1952
• Held the title “Her Majesty The Queen” from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 April 1926 (Wednesday)
Birthplace17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Date of Death8 September 2022 (Thursday)
Place of DeathBalmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire in Scotland
Age (at the time of death)96 Years
Death CauseShe died peacefully. 
Zodiac signTaurus
Signature
NationalityBritish
HometownLondon, England
SchoolShe was homeschooled.
Religion/Religious ViewsThe Queen believed in Christianity. During her annual Christmas broadcasts, she often talked about the comfort and peace that preachings of Jesus Christ had provided to her. During the Christmas broadcast of 2014, she talked about what she learned from Jesus Christ and said,
“For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none.” 
Blood GroupO+ 
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesWatching football matches, pegion racing, horse riding
ControversyQueen Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, went on a trip to India in October 1997. During their trip to Punjab, they visited the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to give a tribute to people who died there in massacre done by British troops in 1919. Many Indians groups were angered by the news of her visit and wanted her to apologise. People protested against her and shouted “Killer Queen, go back.” The Queen and Prince Philip paid their respects by laying a wreath and stood in a moment of silence for 30‑seconds; after this, people halted their protests. 
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Widow
Affair/RelationshipPhilip Mountbatten (1939-1947)
Marriage Date20 November 1947
Family
Husband/SpousePrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (died on 9 April 2021)
ChildrenSons– Charles Philip Arthur George (Prince of Wales)

Andrew Albert Christian Edward (Duke of York)

Edward Antony Richard Louis (Earl of Wessex)

Daughter– Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise (Princess Royal)
GrandchildrenFrom Prince Charles and Diana Spencer (Princess of Wales)
• William Arthur Philip Louis (William, Prince of Wales)

• Henry Charles Albert David (Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex)

From Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
• Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (first grandchild of the Queen Elizabeth II)

• Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips

From Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York)
• Beatrice Elizabeth Mary

• Eugenie Victoria Helena

From Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones (Countess of Wessex and Forfar)
• Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor (Lady Louise Windsor)

• James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor (James, Viscount Severn)
Great GrandchildrenFrom Prince William and Catherine Middleton (Princess of Wales)
• George Alexander Louis
• Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
• Louis Arthur Charles

From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Dutchess of Sussex)
• Archie Mountbatten Windsor

• Lilibet Mountbatten Winsdor

From Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly
• Savannah Anne Kathleen (first great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II)
• Isla Elizabeth

From Zara Tindall and Michael James Tindall
• Mia Grace
• Lena Elizabeth
• Lucas Philip

From Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
• Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi

From Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
• August Brooksbank
Family Tree
ParentsFather– King George VI (former King of the United Kingdom) (died on 6 February 1952)

Mother– Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (former Queen consort of the United Kingdom) (died on 30 March 2002)
SiblingsSister– Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon (died in February 2002 due to brain stroke)
Favourites
FoodGaelic steak, potatoes, pasta, Bombe glacée royale, barley sugar candies
SportFootball
Sports teamArsenal Football Club
Song(s)• ‘Oklahoma’ by Howard Keel
• ‘Anything You Can Do’ by Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson
Drink(s)• Bacardi rum
• Gordon’s gin
• Bulmers cider
• Pimm’s liqueur
• Gin
• Dubonnet wine
FilmFlash Gordon (1980)
TV ShowsDowntown Abbey
Style Quotient
Car Collection• 1953 Land Rover Series I

• 2009 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon V6 Sovereign

• Range Rover

• Rolls Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette

• Rolls Royce Phantom V State Landaulette
• Rolls Royce Phantom VI State Landaulette
• Jaguar Daimler V8 Super LWB 

• 2000 Land Rover Defender 110
Expensive Things/Valuables• Reportedly, she had a Royal Philatelic Collection, which costs £100 million ($124 million), which consisted of UK and Commonwealth stamps. 
• According to some sources, Prince Philip, her late husband, left an estate that cost about £10 million including a collection of paintings by Edward Seago and 3,000 books.
• Reportedly, her mother, Elizabeth, left £70 million for her, which included many artworks. 
Money Factor
Assets/Properties• She bought a three-bedroom apartment in 2015 worth $7.9 million. It is situated near the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The royal plaza are designed by the British architect Norman Foster. 

• She owned the Sandringham House in England.

• She owned Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Net Worth (approx.)$500 million (as of 2021) 

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states over the course of her lifetime and remained the monarch of 15 realms by the time of her death. Her reign of over 70 years is the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female head of state in history.

Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V. She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother). Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, making the ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth the heir presumptive. She was educated privately at home and began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, and their marriage lasted 73 years until his death in 2021. They had four children: CharlesAnneAndrew, and Edward.

When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth—then 25 years old—became queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South AfricaPakistan, and Ceylon (known today as Sri Lanka), as well as head of the Commonwealth. Elizabeth reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes such as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, devolution in the United Kingdom, the decolonisation of Africa, and the United Kingdom’s accession to the European Communities and withdrawal from the European Union. The number of her realms varied over time as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. As queen, Elizabeth was served by more than 170 prime ministers across her realms. Her many historic visits and meetings included state visits to China in 1986, to Russia in 1994, and to the Republic of Ireland in 2011, and meetings with five popes and fourteen US presidents.

Significant events included Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her SilverGoldenDiamond, and Platinum jubilees in 1977, 2002, 2012, and 2022, respectively. Although she faced occasional republican sentiment and media criticism of her family—particularly after the breakdowns of her children’s marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992, and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana—support for the monarchy in the United Kingdom remained consistently high throughout her lifetime, as did her personal popularity. Elizabeth died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in September 2022, and was succeeded by her eldest son, Charles III.


Early life

Elizabeth as a thoughtful-looking toddler with curly, fair hair

Elizabeth was born on 21 April 1926, the first child of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and his wife, Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother). Her father was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary, and her mother was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. She was delivered at 02:40 (GMT) by Caesarean section at her maternal grandfather’s London home, 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair. The Anglican Archbishop of YorkCosmo Gordon Langbaptised her in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 29 May, and she was named Elizabeth after her mother; Alexandra after her paternal great-grandmother, who had died six months earlier; and Mary after her paternal grandmother. She was called “Lilibet” by her close family, based on what she called herself at first. She was cherished by her grandfather George V, whom she affectionately called “Grandpa England”, and her regular visits during his serious illness in 1929 were credited in the popular press and by later biographers with raising his spirits and aiding his recovery.

Elizabeth as a rosy-cheeked young girl with blue eyes and fair hair

On the cover of Time, April 1929

Portrait by Philip de László, 1933

Elizabeth’s only sibling, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930. The two princesses were educated at home under the supervision of their mother and their governessMarion Crawford. Lessons concentrated on history, language, literature, and music. Crawford published a biography of Elizabeth and Margaret’s childhood years entitled The Little Princesses in 1950, much to the dismay of the royal family. The book describes Elizabeth’s love of horses and dogs, her orderliness, and her attitude of responsibility. Others echoed such observations: Winston Churchill described Elizabeth when she was two as “a character. She has an air of authority and reflectiveness astonishing in an infant.” Her cousin Margaret Rhodes described her as “a jolly little girl, but fundamentally sensible and well-behaved”. Elizabeth’s early life was spent primarily at the Yorks’ residences at 145 Piccadilly (their town house in London) and Royal Lodge in Windsor.


Death

EGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match and a carriage driving display by the British Driving Society at Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn on July 11, 2021 in Egham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

On 8 September 2022, Buckingham Palace released a statement which read: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.” Her immediate family rushed to Balmoral to be by her side. She died peacefully at 15:10 BST at the age of 96, with two of her children, Charles and Anne, by her side; Charles immediately succeeded as monarch. Her death was announced to the public at 18:30, setting in motion Operation London Bridge and, because she died in Scotland, Operation Unicorn. Elizabeth was the first monarch to die in Scotland since James V in 1542. Her death certificate recorded her cause of death as “old age“.

On 12 September, Elizabeth’s coffin was carried up the Royal Mile in a procession to St Giles’ Cathedral, where the Crown of Scotland was placed on it. Her coffin lay at rest at the cathedral for 24 hours, guarded by the Royal Company of Archers, during which around 33,000 people filed past the coffin. It was taken by air to London on 13 September. On 14 September, her coffin was taken in a military procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where Elizabeth lay in state for four days. The coffin was guarded by members of both the Sovereign’s Bodyguard and the Household Division. An estimated 250,000 members of the public filed past the coffin, as did politicians and other public figures. On 16 September, Elizabeth’s children held a vigil around her coffin, and the next day her eight grandchildren did the same.

Elizabeth’s state funeral was held at Westminster Abbey on 19 September, which marked the first time that a monarch’s funeral service had been held at the Abbey since George II in 1760. More than a million people lined the streets of central London, and the day was declared a holiday in several Commonwealth countries. In Windsor, a final procession involving 1,000 military personnel took place, which 97,000 people witnessed. Elizabeth’s fell pony, and two royal corgis, stood at the side of the procession. After a committal service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Elizabeth was interred with her husband Philip in the King George VI Memorial Chapel later the same day, in a private ceremony attended by her closest family members.


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