Queen Elizabeth II Facts

Queen Elizabeth II Facts

Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is also Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She became the Queen on 6 February 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953. For more information on Her Majesty the Queen, see the fact file below.

Name
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor

Date of Birth
April 21, 1926

Place of Birth
Mayfair, London

Birth Family
Father was Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI)
and mother was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, House of Windsor

Marriage/Spouse
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Children
4 children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward

Education
Educated at home

Career
Became Queen England II of England on June 2, 1953.

Reason for Fame
Elizabeth is head of the Commonwealth and Queen
of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon, later renamed Sri Lanka.
During her reign, she became queen of 25 other countries
within the Commonweath as they gained independence from Britain.
She has been the sovereign of 32 individual nations, but half of them later became republics.

Additional Information
During World War II, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service
as No. 230873 Second Subbaltern Elizabeth Windsor.
She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck
and rose to the rank of Junior Commander. She is the last surviving head of state
who served in uniform during World War II.