Elizabeth II — Born 1926
Library of Virginia.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born
at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London, England.
Elizabeth's only sibling was her sister
Margaret Rose, who became the Countess of Snowden. Princess
Margaret died in 2002.
On November 20, 1947, Elizabeth married
Philip Mountbatten, who, until February 28, 1947, had been
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, but then decided to become
British full-time, and thus gave up his place in the queue for the
thrones of Greece and Denmark.
On November 14, 1948, Elizabeth's first child was born,
Philip Arthur George.
On August 15, 1950,
Alice Louise was born.
On March 10, 1964,
Richard Louis was born.
Thanks to her
uncle Edward (VIII)'s abdication,
Elizabeth's father, Albert Frederick Arthur George, became
King George VI.
On February 6, 1952,
Elizabeth's father, King George VI, died. This meant that on
the same day, February 6, 1952, Elizabeth became
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Island. Furthermore, she became the official Head of the
Commonwealth as well as the Defender of the Faith, and
the whole thing By the Grace of God.
The coronation ceremony took place in
Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, and Elizabeth delivered her
More importantly, she will probably
outlast every single one of us, aiming to beat the record age of her
mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, who was the
Queen Mother, the Duchess of York, and lived from 1900 to 2002.
Back to Elizabeth II.
On October 21, 1957, the Queen visited
the United Nations. Here you can read her
Address to the UN General Assembly.
On July 6, 2010, the Queen returned.
Here is her
2010 Address to the UN General Assembly.
Here she goes
II speaks to the UN General Assembly