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Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II in Berlin 2015
  • Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor)[1] is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
  • She was born on 21 April 1926 (age 93) in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York.
  • Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive.
  • She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
  • When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries
  • In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee.
  • She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch as well as the world's longest-serving female head of state, oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state.
  • She is patron of over 600 organisations and charities.[2]
  • https://www.royal.uk/royal-family-name
  • http://www.thepatronslunch.com/about-2
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20110501012839/http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalResidences/Overview.aspx