Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She is the first child of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and his wife, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Her paternal grandfather was the reigning British monarch, King George V. Her maternal grandparents were Scottish aristocrat Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his English wife Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck. Through her father, she is a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and a third cousin once removed of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. How Did Queen Elizabeth II Died: Important Dates In Her Life.
Queen Elizabeth II Death
Queen Elizabeth II’s death statement reads as, “The death of my beloved mother Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
He said during the period of mourning and change he and his family would be “comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held”. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. “The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
All the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision. Her grandson, Prince William, is also there, with his brother, Prince Harry, on his way. Ms Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed” and the country would support the new King.
“We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long,” she said. And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words ‘God save the King’.”
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Important Dates In Queen Elizabeth II’s Life
- Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 and christened in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace nearly a month later on May 29.
- She became heir apparent after her uncle, Edward VIII, gave up the crown on Dec. 11, 1936, and her father became George VI. She was 10 years old at the time.
- On November 20, 1947, she married navy lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at London’s Westminster Abbey.
- They had four children: Prince Charles (born in 1948), Princess Anne (1950), Prince Andrew (1960) and Prince Edward (1964). Philip died in April 2021, aged 99.
- She was crowned on June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey.
- When Queen Elizabeth II took the throne, Stalin, Mao and Truman were leading their respective countries while Churchill was British Prime Minister.
- On the death of her father, Elizabeth II became queen on Feb. 6, 1952, while she was in Kenya on a royal tour.
- She has been served by 15 PMs.
- On Feb. 6, 2022, she marked her Platinum Jubilee – the 70th anniversary of her accession.
- Elizabeth II is the monarch of 15 nations, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
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