Who is Queen Elizabeth II?
She’s the Queen of England! She
lives in London, in Buckingham Palace.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of the house of Windsor, was born on
21 April 1926.
In 1947, she
married Prince Philip. They have 4 children.
Elizabeth became Queen on 6
February 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. She was 25.
One year later, she was
crowned in Westminster Abbey. Her coronation was broadcast on TV all over the
Elizabeth II reigns over the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other places!
She is the head of state of
15 countries: Canada, Australia and New Zealand etc…
And she is also
the head of a group of 53 countries, the Commonwealth, and the Church of
The Queen reigns but does
not govern. She names a Prime Minister to do that.
involves travelling around the world and meeting heads of state and
She has neither passport nor
voting card. She’s the only person who can drive without a driving licence.
The Queen likes brightly colored clothes and hats, horse races and
playing with her Corgi dogs.
In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II broke
the record for the longest reign: 63 years 7 months and 2 days, held by her
great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.