Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor
Date of Birth
April 21, 1926
Place of Birth
Father was Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI)
and mother was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, House of Windsor
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
4 children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward
Educated at home
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.
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.