Queen Elizabeth II

  • Birth

    Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on 21 April 1926; she was educated privately, and assumed official duties at 16.
  • Second World War

    Second World War
    During World War II she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and by an amendment to the Regency Act she became a state counsellor on her 18th birthday.
  • Marries Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Marries Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    Elizabeth met her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, in 1934 and 1937. They are second cousins once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark and third cousins through Queen Victoria. After another meeting at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in July 1939, Elizabeth—though only 13 years old—said she fell in love with Philip and they began to exchange letters.Their engagement was officially.
  • The first child, Prince Charles

    The first child, Prince Charles
    The first child of the royal marriage and the current heir to the throne is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who was born on 14 November 1948 and was invested as Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle on 1 July 1969. He married Lady Diana Spencer ( Princess Diana ) on 29 July 1981; two sons were born to the marriage, Prince William, born 21 June 1982 and Prince Henry (Harry), born 15 September 1984.
  • Coronation

    On the death of George VI in 1952 she succeeded to the throne while in Kenya with her husband and was crowned on 2 June 1953.
  • Diamond Jubilee

    Diamond Jubilee
    In 2012 she opened the Olympics in Britain and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of 60 years on the throne.