- Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms
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|Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
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|How tall is Queen Elizabeth II?
|163 cm / 5 ft 5 in
|21 April 1926 Comment
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|Where was Queen Elizabeth II born?
|Mayfair, London, U.K.
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Who is Queen Elizabeth II? / Facts
- Early life - Elizabeth was born during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V.
Her father, the Duke of York (later King George VI), was the second son of the King.
Her mother, the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother), was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
She was delivered by Caesarean section at her maternal grandfather's London house: 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair.
She was baptised by the Anglican Archbishop of York, Cosmo Gordon Lang, in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 29 May, and named Elizabeth after her mother; Alexandra after George V's mother, who had died six months earlier, and Mary after her paternal grandmother.
Called "Lilibet" by her close family, based on what she called herself at first, she was cherished by her grandfather George V, and during his serious illness in 1929 her regular visits were credited in the popular press and by later biographers with raising his spirits and aiding his recovery.
Elizabeth's only sibling, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930.
- Education - The two princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were educated at home under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford.
Lessons concentrated on history, language, literature, and music.
- Heir presumptive - Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was 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.
- Personal life - In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children:
- Coronation - When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon.
- Reign - She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa.
Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence, and as realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics.
- Historic meetings - Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes.
- Major events - Significant events have included her coronation in 1953, and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively.
In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee.
- World records - She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch.
She is the longest-serving female head of state in world history, and the world's oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and oldest and longest-serving current head of state.
- Public perception - Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992, and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Popularity - However, in the United Kingdom, support for the monarchy has been and remains consistently high, as does Elizabeth's personal popularity.
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What users say about Queen Elizabeth II
- Tiffany: She is beautiful (October 25, 2020)
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendour that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.
When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.
There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Good memories are our second chance at happiness.
[To a woman whose cellphone rang during a formal meeting:] You'd better answer that. It could be someone important.
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
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Last update: 26 June 2020
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