Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II Windsor

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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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: Elizabeth II
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  3. Royal Biography: Her Majesty The Queen
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Peerage: HRH QE II

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On 23 Mar 2018 at 09:06 GMT Amber Clarke wrote:

Goodness!! Her Majesty is my 8th cousin! I knew there was a connection but thought it was much further back. Seems we share a 7th great-grandfather, Daniel Finch, whom Her Majesty is descended from through her mother's family.

On 5 Mar 2018 at 10:48 GMT Kathleen (Rogan) Foster wrote:

Queen Elizabeth II and Kathleen (Rogan) Foster are 13th cousins three times removed (Uncertain) through a common ancestor and Great Grandfather John Spring.

On 5 Mar 2018 at 01:54 GMT Amy (Nicholson) Baker wrote:

The Queen is a very distant cousin of mine, but my mom and I always thought my maternal grandmother (her mom) resembled her and her mother so very much.
  • We are related thru my 14G Grandfather Sir John Chichester*

On 4 Mar 2018 at 12:41 GMT Elizia (Jacobs) Joubert wrote:

Queen Elizabeth II and I are 17th cousins once removed. We are both descendants of Louis I (Savoie) de Savoie.

On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:30 GMT Nicky Blacklock wrote:

Your Majesty

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!)

On 11 Feb 2018 at 23:33 GMT Kimberly Lawler wrote:

The Queen is my 10 cousin.

On 2 Feb 2018 at 19:07 GMT Scott Lee wrote:

Why does this profile not want to add Queen Elizabeth's DOB? I know it is in the bio, but can't we just add it to the profile? "1920s" doesn't work!

On 14 Jan 2018 at 00:28 GMT John Bales PhD wrote:

I see that I am her eighth cousin once removed. Surprising.

On 20 Dec 2017 at 18:54 GMT Elizabeth Marian Sloane wrote:

The Queen was born 21 April 1926. I am exactly 4 months older than the Queen.

Elizabeth Marian Sloane

On 29 Nov 2017 at 08:05 GMT Michael Griffiths wrote:

Your Majesty

We are 19th Cousins 3 times removed and are both descendants of Katherine (Pecche) Aspall.

Regards Michael Griffiths, New Zealand

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