Key Facts About Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen was born on 21 April 1926 in London.
The Queen’s grandfather, King George V, died in 1936 – within less than a year his heir, King Edward VIII, had abdicated and Elizabeth’s father was crowned King George VI.
Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, now The Duke of Edinburgh, on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, London.
Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne on 6 February 1952, following the death of her father King George VI.
The Queen’s Coronation took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, London.
The Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977.
The Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
The Queen celebrated her 80th birthday in April 2006.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2007.
The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
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