Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was 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 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has 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 became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon.
|Heir apparent:||Charles, Prince of Wales|
|Born:||April 21, 1926, Mayfair, London, England|
|Issue, Detail:||Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex|
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About Elizabeth II
Became the constitutional monarch of 16 countries and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England after her coronation in 1953. She became the longest reigning monarch in British history.
She made frequent visits to see her grandfather, George V, when he was sick in the hospital and was credited with helping him recover.
Helen Mirren won an academy award in 2007 for portraying her in the film The Queen.
She is the mother of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward and Charles, Prince of Wales and is the former mother-in-law of Princess Diana. She married Prince Philip in 1947.
She visited Washington D.C. and President Harry S. Truman in 1951.
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