Queen Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom and of 14 other sovereign countries from 6 February 1952 until her death.
Her reign of 70 years and seven months was the longest of any British monarch.
Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth).
Her father acceded to 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, and their marriage lasted 73 years until his death in April 2021.
They had four children together: Charles, King of the United Kingdom; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
At what age Queen Elizabeth II became Queen?
What age did Queen Elizabeth II die?
Princess Elizabeth, the king’s oldest daughter and the next in line to replace him, was in Kenya when her father died; she has proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, at the age of 27.