Queen elizabeth ii

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{draw:frame} Elizabeth II (born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London, April 21, 1926) is the Queen of sixteen independent states: the Australia, theCanada, the New-Zealand, the Bahamas, the Jamaique… and head of the Commonwealth since February 6, 1952, of the Admiralty, Supreme Governor of England’s Church, Man’s seigneuress, Normandy’s Duchess andthe Supreme Leader of Fiji Island. As head of state, she is also the commander in chief of the armies in each of her kingdoms.
Elizabeth II is the Albert, Duke of York and Lady ElizabethBowes-Lyon’s daughter. She comes from the House of Windsor (Royal Household of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), a name adopted during the First World War in 1917 by the House ofSaxe-Coburg and Gotha, which reigns the United Kingdom since the death of Queen Victoria. In January 1936, the grandfather of Elizabeth, King George V dies. His son Edward VIII renounced the throne and it’shis younger brother, Princess Elizabeth’s father, who ascended the throne as George VI. Elizabeth becomes thereby the Crown Princess.
In September 1939, war is imminent, so the young Elizabeth issent to a safe location away from her parent who wanted to stay in London and face the bombing with the people.

In April 1942, Princess Elizabeth became Colonel in Chief of the Guard Grenadiers theday of his 16th birthday. She edits, inspects the troops for the first time in her life. This is the first official event of the future Queen of the United Kingdom.

At age 18, she joined theAuxiliary Territorial Service as an ambulance driver and a machinist. She also conducts military trucks. This makes her today, "the only head of state in the world having worn the uniform during the SecondWorld War."

It was at this age she fell in love with Prince Philip of Greece, and their relationship became public when he come with her to a wedding in 1946.

In 1947, the Princess...
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