Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II Windsor

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HM Queen Elizabeth II A. Windsor
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Queen Elizabeth II Windsor is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Preceded by
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Queen Elizabeth II Windsor
6 February 1952 - present
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Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of the 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, as well as their territories and dependencies. [1]


Elizabeth II Windsor, Queen of the United Kingdom was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, England. She is the daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) Windsor, King of the United Kingdom and Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. [1]

Marriage and Family

She married Philip Mountbatten, 1st Duke of Edinburgh, son of Andrew zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince of Greece and Denmark and Victoria Alice Elisabeth Julie Marie Mountbatten, Princess of Battenberg, on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. Her name at marriage remained Windsor [2] She was godmother for David Henry George Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood at his baptism on 27 December 1950 at All Saints' Church, Harewood, Yorkshire, England.


Formal studies

After her father succeeded to the throne in 1936 and Princess Elizabeth became heir presumptive (first in line to the throne), she started to study constitutional history and law as preparation for her future role. 

She received tuition from her father, as well as sessions with Henry Marten, the Vice-Provost of Eton. She was also instructed in religion by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Princess Elizabeth also learned French from a number of French and Belgian governesses. It is a skill which has stood The Queen in good stead, as she often has cause to use it when speaking to ambassadors and heads of state from French-speaking countries, and when visiting French-speaking areas of Canada.

Princess Elizabeth also studied art and music, learned to ride, and became a strong swimmer. She won the Children's Challenge Shield at London's Bath Club when she was thirteen. [3]

Honourary qualifications

She graduated from London University, London, England, in 1946 with a Honorary Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1948.

She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music (Mus.D.) by University of Wales, Wales, in 1949.

She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (L.L.D.) by London University, London, England, in 1951.

She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (L.L.D) by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, in 1951. [4]

Honours and titles

She was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) in 1947.

She succeeded to the title of HM Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on 6 February 1952.

She was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, and styled 'By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.'[4]


She lived in 1999 at Buckingham Palace, St. James's, London, England. [4]


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On 21 Jul 2017 at 18:25 GMT Mark Sutherland-Fisher Esq. wrote:

Why is this profile showing the Queen's 4 children and separately showing them as "private son" or "private daughter". As members of the best known family in the world, there is no such thing as "private"!!

On 13 Jul 2017 at 16:17 GMT Bev (Turner) Weston wrote:

Margaret Rose is her sister, and another half sister, Margaret Rose is listed. Not so.

Windsor-24 and Windsor-850 should be merged.

On 7 Jul 2017 at 05:51 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Of England-290 and Windsor-1 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

On 29 Jun 2017 at 18:52 GMT Debbie (Fink) Thomas wrote:

Queen Elizabeth II Windsor is 22 Degrees from Debbie Thomas through my mother's side of the family.

On 29 Jun 2017 at 16:19 GMT Rebecca (East) Herrin wrote:

Wow I just discovered that my grandmother who's currently still living Jimmie Sue Dobson aka Spradling-192 is the Queen's 11th cousin no removals wow.... . I'm wondering if we even get closer because this line shows relationship through Owsley and Corderoy lines .. But also I know I had a grandfather married to Nesta Verch Rhys so I'm trying to link everything up

On 21 Jun 2017 at 02:48 GMT Richard Shelley wrote:

Bowes-Lyons-1 and Windsor-1 appear to represent the same person because: Profiles are representative of same person as a result of duplicate parent

On 12 Jun 2017 at 18:08 GMT Shirley York wrote:

"Queen Elizabeth II and Shirley are 14th cousins twice removed

Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and Shirley York are both descendants of William Spencer."


On 7 Jun 2017 at 20:26 GMT Marje (Shedlosky) Hood wrote:

Holy Cow!!!!! Queen Elizabeth and I are 14th Cousins (with NO REMOVALS). ABSOLUTELY Astounding!

John Goddard was her 13th Great Grandfather, as he was MY 13th Great Grandfather..Thank You wikitree!

On 31 May 2017 at 20:22 GMT Kenneth Goodrich wrote:

My ancestry records show this: Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Windsor, Queen of the United Kingdom is your 12th cousin twice removed. We share these great grandparents: THOMAS HARRISON, OF ST. GILES & Elizabeth Bernard. My 12th great grandmother Elizabeth Bernard has the lineage of 24 Kings, and the great grandfather known as Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor my 32nd great grandfather. Do you think I would get a card from the Queen?

On 25 May 2017 at 14:21 GMT Rebecca (East) Herrin wrote:

Wow I discovered the Queen and I share a Grandfather on my Maternal Side .. Making us 11 th cousins twice removed ...I'm looking for any other connections

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