Elizabeth II

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Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Windsor April 21, 1926 -

Queen and head of state of the United Kingdom (and several other Commonwealth countries) since 6 February 1952 to the present day. Her coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

Born in London, England by Caesarean section she is the eldest daughter of George VI (then Duke of York) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, and succeeded to the throne following the death of her father.

She married Philip Mountbatten in November 1947. They have four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Official Web Page: http://www.royal.gov.uk/family/hmqueen.htm