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.
Who comes after Queen Elizabeth II?
However, on September 8, Buckingham Palace confirmed Queen Elizabeth II’s death and the succession of the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III.
The statement, which has been mostly symbolic for 121 years, is now again infiltrating the press and cultural culture.