Elizabeth II Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Jun, 2016
Facts of Elizabeth II
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Elizabeth II
Birth Name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Nick Name Elizabeth II
Father George VI
Mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Mayfair, London
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $ 500 million
Breast Size 36B
Weight in KG 54.4 kg
Married Yes
Married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (m. 1947)
Children Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Divorce N/A
Sisters Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
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Queen Elizabeth II, the youngest child of Prince Albert and Elizabeth, Duchess of York was born on 21 April 1926 in London, England. Elizabeth’s only sibling Princess Margaret was born in 1930. Both princesses were educated privately at home under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford. In 1950, Marion Crawford published a book The Little Princesses which based on the biography of Elizabeth and Margaret's childhood years.

With the outbreak of the second world war II, queen Elizabeth and her sister princess Margaret Balmorals Castle, Scotland out of the London . From there the young Elizabeth made famous radio broadcast, with the particular speech encouraging the children of Britain who had been shifted from their homes and families.
From 1943 she started taking on other public duties and undertook her first solo public appearance on a visit to the Grenadier Guards.
In February 1945 she joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service to help in the war effort and started to train women to be an expert driver and mechanic. Queen Elizabeth went to the world tour with her parents through southern Africa in 1947. Elizabeth had met Philip Mountbatten, son of Prince Andrew of Greece, when she was only 13 and was strongly attracted to him from the beginning. She fell in love with him and they started to exchange the letters. Their engagement was officially announced when she was 21.
Elizabeth married Philip on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. They had received more than 2500 wedding gifts from around the world. The couple gave birth to baby boy Prince Charles, on 14 November 1948. They had their second child Princess Anne, in 1950. She gave birth to two more children Andrew and Edward—in 1960 and 1964 respectively.
In 1981 Charles married Diana Spencer, his wedding drew enormous crowd and millions of people watched his wedding in the television. Princess Anne got married to Mark Phillips on 14 November 1973.
Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge were part of Elizabeth’s family tree. They were children of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer and grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth. Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips were also grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration was grand. More than 900 horses and 1,500 participants made her birthday celebration much exciting.

In 1977 Elizabeth marked Silver Jubilee of her accession and celebrations and events took place throughout the Commonwealth. In 2002, Elizabeth marked her Golden Jubilee. But the same year she lost her mother and sister in March and February respectively and the media mused whether the jubilee was success or a failure. In 2012 Elizabeth celebrated her diamond jubilee, making 60 years on the throne. This historic event she celebrated with her family including her husband Philip, son Charles and grandsons.

It is estimated that Queen Elizabeth has net worth of $500 million. Her wealth comes from property holdings including Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, a fruit farm and marine land throughout the U.K.; extensive art and fine jewelry; and one of the world's largest stamp collections built by her grandfather. 

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