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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Has Died At 96

Elizabeth’s coronation

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

Longest Serving Monarchs

1 Louis XIV France 14 May 1643 1 September 1715 26,407 72 years, 110 days
2 Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Thailand 9 June 1946 13 October 2016 25,694 70 years, 126 days
3 Johann II Liechtenstein 12 November 1858 11 February 1929 25,658 70 years, 91 days
4 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
New Zealand
6 February 1952 8 September 2022 25,782 70 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.

Name Birth Marriage Their Children Their Grandchildren
Date Spouse
Charles III 14 November 1948 29 July 1981
Divorced 28 August 1996
Princess Diana William, Prince of Wales Prince George of Wales
Princess Charlotte of Wales
Prince Louis of Wales
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex Prince Archie of Sussex
Princess Lilibet of Sussex
9 April 2005 Camilla Parker Bowles None
Anne, Princess Royal 15 August 1950 14 Nov 1973,
Divorced 28 April 1992
Mark Phillips Peter Phillips Savannah Phillips
Isla Phillips
Zara Tindall Mia Tindall
Lena Tindall
Lucas Tindall
12 Dec 1992 Timothy Laurence None
Prince Andrew, Duke of York 19 February 1960 23 July 1986 Sarah Ferguson Princess Beatrice,
Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Sienna Mapelli Mozzi
Princess Eugenie,
Mrs Jack Brooksbank
August Brooksbank
Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh 10 March 1964 19 June 1999 Sophie Rhys-Jones Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor None
James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn None