Queen Elizabeth II was bornon 21 April 1926 in Mayfair, London, British, is Queen of the United Kingdom. ‘Supreme Governor of the Church of England’ and ‘The Defender of the Faith’, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch and serves as the head of Commonwealth Nations. Reserved and introvert, the queen has been revered by her subjects for displaying impeccable moral character, administrative acumen and unequivocal empathy towards all factions of the society, throughout her life. Once, mesmerized by her larger-than-life persona, filmmaker Michael Waldman quipped, “The more time I spent filming Our Queen, the more I was struck by the strange idiosyncrasies of her life”. The fact that she is both the only female royal to have joined the military services and the only head of the state alive to have served in the military during World War II bears testimony to her loyalty and devotion towards her country and countrymen. Post the tumultuous phase of the Second World War, Elizabeth, the ‘fairy tale queen’, ushered England in an era of hope and prosperity, thus promulgating a ‘new Elizabethan age’. Patron of innumerable charitable organizations, this magnanimous monarch, has also been the subject of a few controversies and speculations. Read on and learn more about all the aspects pertaining to the queen’s illustrious life.
Prince Charles got married to 19-year-old Diana Spencer in 1981
In 1969, she declared Prince Charles her successor and bestowed upon him, the title of Prince of Wales
Prince Andrew was born in 1960 while Prince Edward, her fourth child, was born in 1964
Her first son, Prince Charles was born on 14 November, 1948 and, a couple of years later, she also gave birth to Princess Anne