Elizabeth II, Queen of England

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'''Elizabeth II, [[Monarch of England|Queen of England]]''' from 1952
 
'''Elizabeth II, [[Monarch of England|Queen of England]]''' from 1952
  
Elizabeth was born [[Apr 21]], 1926 as the daughter of [[George VI, King of England|George]] who would later become King, by his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.  George her father was not the eldest surviving son and so had no pretensions to become king.  George's elder brother [[Edward VIII, King of England|Edward]] had been Prince of Wales for decades, he however, after becoming king in 1936, abdicated that same year so that he could marry his lover [[Bessie Wallis Warfield|Wallis Warfield]].  Edward and Wallis were then given the titles "The Duke and Duchess of Windsor", and George, the second son, became King instead.  George was King from 1936 to 1952, his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a commoner, became Queen.
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Elizabeth was born 21 Apr 1926 as the daughter of [[George VI, King of England|George]] who would later become King, by his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.  George her father was not the eldest surviving son and so had no pretensions to become king.  George's elder brother [[Edward VIII, King of England|Edward]] had been Prince of Wales for decades.  Edward however, after becoming king in 1936, abdicated that same year so that he could marry his lover [[Bessie Wallis Warfield|Wallis Warfield]].  Edward and Wallis were then given the titles "The Duke and Duchess of Windsor", and George, the second son, became King instead.  George was King from 1936 to 1952, his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a commoner, became Queen.
  
Elizabeth succeeded her father, upon his death in 1952. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon her mother, then became the "Queen Mother" (also called Dowager Queen), and lived to the extraordinary age of 102 dying in 2002.  Elizabeth married Philip a prince of Greece who took the name Mountbatten after his uncle.  Philip was not of Greek ethnic origin, his family ruled Greece but were mostly of German ancestry.
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Elizabeth succeeded her father, upon his death in 1952. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon her mother, then became the "Queen Mother" (also called Dowager Queen), and lived to the extraordinary age of 102 dying in 2002.  Elizabeth married Philip a prince of Greece who took the name Mountbatten in homage to his uncle.  Philip was not of Greek ethnic origin, his family ruled Greece but were mostly of German ancestry.
  
 
Philip and Elizabeth had four children:
 
Philip and Elizabeth had four children:
 
*Charles, Prince of Wales married first [[Diana Spencer]] by whom two children, and second [[Camilla Rosemary Shand]]
 
*Charles, Prince of Wales married first [[Diana Spencer]] by whom two children, and second [[Camilla Rosemary Shand]]
 
*Anne, Princess Royal
 
*Anne, Princess Royal
*Prince Andrew, Duke of York married [[Sarah Ferguson]], Duchess of York
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*Prince [[Andrew Windsor, Duke of York]] married [[Sarah Ferguson]], Duchess of York by whom two children
 
*Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
 
*Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
  

Revision as of 22:34, 30 May 2008

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