Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926. She was crowned head of state, when she was just 25 years old – after the death of her father, George IV, in 1952. Queen Elizabeth is now the second longest serving British monarch and has presided over half a century of continual change both within the Royal Family, Britain and the Commonwealth.

Corrination of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth was the eldest child of Prince Albert, the Duke of York and Queen Elizabeth. She was educated at home, along with her sister Princess Margaret. Towards the end of the war in 1945, Elizabeth joined the Women’s Royal Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she served as a driver and mechanic. After the war, she increasingly stepped into her role of performing public service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in a ceremony at Westminster. They had their first child prince Charels in 1948. They had four children in total (Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward) In 1952, her father, George VI passed away and Queen Elizabeth was crowned to widespread enthusiasm. Her coronation set TV records around the globe, and it appeared in a new era for the monarchy and British Commonwealth.

1. Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 19262. Corrination in 19533.Now in her eighties, she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2013

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Queen Elizabeth II

"I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."

"I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust."

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