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WINDSOR Elizabeth II (Alexandra Mary), Queen of England

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  • Name WINDSOR Elizabeth II (Alexandra Mary) 
    Suffix Queen of England 
    Born 21 Apr 1926  London, Engalnd Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    • Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth, as her proper title puts it, celebrated the 40th anniversary of her accession in 1992. Her ancestry dates back to William I, the Norman who seized the throne of England in 1066.

      Born on Apr. 21, 1926, Elizabeth became heir to the throne when her father became king as George VI upon the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in December 1936. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, duke of Edinburgh, a distant cousin whose mother was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. When George died on Feb. 6, 1952, Elizabeth came to the throne at the age of 25.

      The public duties of the British monarch were then entirely ceremonial, but Queen Elizabeth took her responsibilities seriously, inspecting state papers daily and consulting with prime ministers. She was educated in the role of constitutional monarch by her father and her grandmother Queen Mary, wife of George V. She was also trained by her mother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Harold Macmillan, prime minister from 1957 to 1963, wrote of her: "She loves her duty, and means to be a Queen and not a puppet." Her constitutional role obliges her to keep opinions to herself. This makes her a somewhat colorless public personality, but those who know her speak of her shrewdness and sense of humor.

      Queen Elizabeth is the wealthiest woman in Britain, having inherited the extensive royal family estates. Under pressure from public opinion, she volunteered in 1992 for the first time to pay income tax. She has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales (b. 1948), the heir to the throne, who married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 and separated from her in 1992; Anne, the Princess Royal (b. 1950), who divorced her husband of 18 years, Capt. Mark Phillips, in 1992 and married Timothy Laurence that year; Andrew, Duke of York (b. 1960), who married Sarah Ferguson in 1986 and wasdivorced from her in 1996; and Prince Edward (b. 1964). Prince William (b. 1982), Charles and Diana's older son, is second in line to the throne.
    Person ID I908  Royal Family of Europe
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2004 

    Father King WINDSOR George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur),   b. 14 Dec 1895, York Cottage, Sandringham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1952, Sandringham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Queen BOWES-LYON Elizabeth "The Queen Mother",   b. 4 Aug 1900, London, Engalnd Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2002  (Age 101 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1923  Westminster Abbey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Prince MOUNTBATTEN Phillip, K.G. Duke of Edinburgh,   b. 10 Jun 1921, Isle Of Kerkira, Corfu, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Nov 1947  Westminister Abbey, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Prince MOUNTBATTEN Charles (Philip Arthur George) of Wales,   b. 14 Nov 1948
    +2. MOUNTBATTEN Anne (Elizabeth Alice Louise),   b. 1950
    +3. MOUNTBATTEN Andrew (Albert Christian Edward),   b. 1960
     4. MOUNTBATTEN Edward (Anthony Richard Louis),   b. 1964
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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