British Royal Family: The Queen of England Elizabeth II

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Who is the Queen of England Elizabeth II?

Who is the Queen of England Elizabeth II?

Elizabeth II has been Queen of England for 68 ans - she came to the British throne on February 6, 1952 and was crowned on June 2, 1953.

Since September 9, 2015, she has been the longest reigning British sovereign. Since October 13, 2016, she is the longest reigning sovereign and the oldest currently in office.

Age of the Queen of England Elizabeth II

She was born on April 21, 1926 in London and today is 94 ans.

History of the Queen of England Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, along with 15 other sovereign states - called Commonwealth Kingdoms - and their territories and dependencies. She is also the head of the Commonwealth of Nations - an organization of 53 states.

In 1936, when her father George VI ascended to the throne following the abdication of her brother Edward VIII, she became - at the age of 10 - the heir apparent to the British Crown.

During World War II (1939-1945), she enlisted in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

On February 6, 1952, she acceded to the British throne - at the age of 25.

His coronation, on June 2, 1953, was the first in history to be broadcast on television.

She then became the sovereign of 7 independent Commonwealth States : South Africa, Australia, Canada, Ceylon, New Zealand, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

Between 1956 and 1992, the number of its kingdoms changed as territories gained independence and certain kingdoms became republics.

She is now queen: of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Family of the Queen of England Elizabeth II

She married Philip Mountbatten, Prince of Greece and Denmark, on .

Children of the Queen of England Elizabeth II

The Queen of England Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, have 4 children :

  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: born November 14, 1948 (71 ans).
  • Princess Anne, Princess Royal and daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York and youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
  • Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Grandchildren of the Queen of England Elizabeth II

The Queen of England Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, have 8 grandchildren :

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and eldest son of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer: born June 21, 1982 (38 ans).
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and youngest son of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer: born September 15, 1984 (36 ans).
  • Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne.
  • Zara Tindall (née Phillips), daughter of Princess Anne.
  • Princess Beatrice of York, eldest daughter of Prince Andrew.
  • Princess Eugenie of York, youngest daughter of Prince Andrew.
  • Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones.
  • James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn and son of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones.

Great-grandchildren of the Queen of England Elizabeth II

The Queen of England Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, have 8 great-grandchildren :

  • Prince George of Cambridge, eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born July 22, 2013 (6 ans).
  • Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born May 2, 2015 (5 ans).
  • Prince Louis of Cambridge, youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born April 23, 2018 (11 mois).
  • Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Archie Harrison), son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: born May 6, 2019 (16 mois).
  • Savannah Phillips, daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips.
  • Isla Phillips, daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips.
  • Mia Tindall, eldest daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall.
  • Lena Tindall, youngest daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall.