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Elizabeth II of Britain
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Hi, I’m Candice Aviles, and today we’re profiling Queen Elizabeth II.As the first child to Prince Albert and Lady Elizabeth Bowles-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth, now referred to as Her Majesty the Queen, was born April 21, 1926 in London. After an unexpected order of events, she became heir to the British throne after her father became King George VI.
Elizabeth was in Kenya with her brother when George VI passed. Immediately they returned to London to pay their respects and for Elizabeth to claim accession of the throne. Elizabeth spent three months training formally to be Queen, and after her training, she was named Queen on June 2, 1953. Her ceremony was the first of its kind to be broadcast on television throughout Europe and throughout the world.Elizabeth married in 1947, years before she took the throne. She wed Philip Mountbatten, who then became His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The two had four children together: Princess Anne, The Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, The Duke of York; Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex; and Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. Charles is the eldest child, therefore he is next in line for accession of the throne.During her 60-year reign, the Queen has reformed the monarchy. She made revisions to tax policies, and in 1992, she offered to start paying her own capital gains and income taxes. She is renowned for her positive influence and numerous policy reformations during her reign. 2012 is the year of her Diamond Jubilee in which she celebrates the entrance into her 60th year as Queen of England.
Thank you for watching our brief biography on Queen Elizabeth II. For more information, please visit About.com
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