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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Has Died At 96

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England has died, she reigned for 70 years making her the 4th longest reigning monarch.

Longest Serving Monarchs

NONAMECOUNTRYREIGNDURATION
FROMTODAYSYEARS, DAYS
1Louis XIVFrance14 May 16431 September 171526,40772 years, 110 days
2Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)Thailand9 June 194613 October 201625,69470 years, 126 days
3Johann IILiechtenstein12 November 185811 February 192925,65870 years, 91 days
4Elizabeth IIUnited Kingdom
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
6 February 19528 September 202225,78270 years, 214 days

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary II was born on the 21st April 1926 was the Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.

Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Her father ascended the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth 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.

In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she had four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth then 25 years old became queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, as well as Head of the Commonwealth. Elizabeth has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes such as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, devolution in the United Kingdom, the accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, 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. Her many visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. 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. On 9 April 2021, after 73 years of marriage, her husband, Prince Philip, died at the age of 99.

Titles and styles

  • 21 April 1926 – 11 December 1936: Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York
  • 11 December 1936 – 20 November 1947: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth
  • 20 November 1947 – 6 February 1952: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh
  • Since 6 February 1952: Her Majesty The Queen

Queen Elizabeth’s Children, Grand Children & Great Grand Children.

NameBirthMarriageTheir ChildrenTheir Grandchildren
DateSpouse
Charles, Prince of Wales14 November 194829 July 1981
Divorced 28 August 1996
Princess DianaPrince William, Duke of CambridgePrince George of Cambridge
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Prince Louis of Cambridge
Prince Harry, Duke of SussexArchie Mountbatten-Windsor
Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
9 April 2005Camilla Parker BowlesNone
Anne, Princess Royal15 August 195014 Nov 1973,
Divorced 28 April 1992
Mark PhillipsPeter PhillipsSavannah Phillips
Isla Phillips
12 Dec 1992Timothy LaurenceZara TindallMia Tindall
Lena Tindall
Lucas Tindall
Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor19 February 196023 July 1986
Divorced 30 May 1996
Sarah FergusonPrincess Beatrice,
Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Sienna Mapelli Mozzi
Princess Eugenie,
Mrs Jack Brooksbank
August Brooksbank
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex10 March 196419 June 1999Sophie Rhys-JonesLady Louise Mountbatten-WindsorNone
James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount SevernNone

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