Elizabeth II of Great Britain

Elizabeth II of Great Britain

Elizabeth II (born in Mayfair, London, 21 April 1926; age 86 years) was Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and head of the Commonwealth since 1952. She is the daughter of the King George VI. From her marriage to Prince Philip, since 1947, he got four sons: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Elizabeth was the first child of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and his wife, Elizabeth. Her father was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary, and her mother was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. She was born by Caesarean section at 2:40 am (GMT) on 21 April 1926 at her maternal grandfather's London house: 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair.The Anglican Archbishop of York, Cosmo Lang, baptised her in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 29 May .  She was named Elizabeth after her mother, Alexandra after George V's mother, WHO had Died Earlier six months, and Mary after her paternal grandmother.

Her close family called her "Lilibet". George V Cherished his Granddaughter, 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.

Early life

Elizabeth only sibling was Princess Margaret, born in 1930. The two Princesses were educated at home under the supervision of Their mother and Their governess, Marion Crawford, WHO was casually known as "Crawfie". Lessons concentrated on history, language, literature and music.To the dismay of the royal family, in 1950 Crawford published a biography of Elizabeth and Margaret's childhood years entitled The Little Princesses. The book describes Elizabeth's love of horses and dogs, her orderliness, and her attitude of responsibility.Others echoed Such observations: Winston Churchill described Elizabeth when she was two as "a character. She has an authority and reflectiveness of the water Astonishing in an infant.

Her cousin Margaret Rhodes described her as "a jolly little girl, but fundamentally sensible and well-behaved".

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