Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926 in Mayfair, London, of the House of Windsor, was the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, territories and dependent areas known as the Commonwealth Realms until her death on September 8, 2022. She was head of the 53-state Commonwealth of Nations and secular head of the Anglican Church of England, the state church of England. In 1947 she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 and was the first to be televised.
On September 8, 2022, the palace announced the Queen’s death. Her son Prince Charles is heir to the throne and will be referred to as King Charles III.
Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926 in the London Borough of Mayfair. As Elizabeth II, she has been the royal head of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1952. 16 sovereign states and their extraterritorial areas are summarized here, including the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Australia, Jamaica, Canada and the Bahamas. In addition, the Queen presides over the State Church of England. On June 2, 1953, her coronation, which took place at Westminster Abbey, was televised live. The Queen has been married to Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh since November 20, 1947. From this marriage four children were born, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.
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Queen Elizabeth II is the daughter of George VI. and Elizabeth, Duchess of York. She was initially only third in line to the throne. After the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII on December 11, 1936, her father became King of England. Elizabeth was now heir apparent to the throne.
By the age of 13, Elizabeth had fallen in love with the handsome princes of Greece and Denmark. But marrying a nobleman who had German relatives was not uncontroversial so soon after the end of the war. However, Philip Battenberg convinced with charm and bravery. He fought for the Allies in the British Royal Navy and became an English citizen.
George VI died on February 6, 1952. and Elizabeth succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II. She suffered greatly when her children’s marriages broke up, and she even described 1992 as a year of horrors. As a result of numerous upheavals, she also agreed to the divorce of heir apparent Charles and Diana in 1996. Diana died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
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Throughout the war, Elizabeth stayed with her family in London, which was heavily bombed. Elizabeth and her sister greeted the end of the war on May 8, 1945, unrecognized among the revelers on the streets of London.
In 1997, the British public was outraged by Elizabeth’s attitude to Diana’s death. With her son Charles and Diana divorced, she no longer considered the mother of Princes William and Henry as a member of the family. Only after violent expressions of displeasure did she publicly confess her grief.