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|Queen Elizabeth II Windsor
6 February 1952 - present
Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of the 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, as well as their territories and dependencies. 
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. 
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  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.
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. 
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. 
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.'
She lived in 1999 at Buckingham Palace, St. James's, London, England. 
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On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:30 GMT Nicky Blacklock wrote:
We are 14th cousins and are both descended from William Courtenay.
Regards, Nicky, New Zealand
(This message was inspired by the message below from our mutual cuzzy, Michael Griffiths, also a Kiwi, and my 25th cousin twice removed!)
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On 29 Nov 2017 at 08:05 GMT Michael Griffiths wrote:
We are 19th Cousins 3 times removed and are both descendants of Katherine (Pecche) Aspall.
Regards Michael Griffiths, New Zealand