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Queen Elizabeth II was born by Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
She married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. During her reign, she has tried to make the British monarchy more modern and sensitive to the public.
At the time of her birth, no one thought Elizabeth would someday become queen of Great Britain. Her father, Prince Albert, was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. Elizabeth and her younger sister Margaret were educated at home by tutors. Their education included French, mathematics, history and geography. They also took dancing, singing and art lessons.
On February 6, 1952, King George VI died, and Elizabeth assumed the responsibilities of the ruling monarch. She and Prince Phillip had been in Kenya at the time of her father's death. Her official coronation took place in June 1953 in Westminster Abbey. And for the first time, the ceremony was broadcast on television,allowing people from across the globe witness the pomp and spectacle of the event.
Elizabeth had two more children—sons Andrew and Edward—in the early 1960s. In 1969, she officially made Prince Charles her successor by granting him the title of Prince of Wales. Approximately 200 million people tuned in to see the ceremony.
After the start of the twenty-first century, Elizabeth experienced two great losses. She said good-bye to both her sister Margaret and her mother in 2002. Margaret died that February after suffering a stroke. Only a few weeks later, Elizabeth's mother, known as the Queen Mother, died at Royal Lodge on March 30 at the age of 101.
Hobbes of Queen Elizabeth II Not one for the spotlight, Elizabeth likes to spend her free time on quiet pastimes. The Queen of Great Britain adored horses since her childhood days, which lead to horse riding as her favorite hobby .She likes to read mysteries, work on crossword puzzles and even to watch wrestling on television. For much of her life, Elizabeth has surrounded herself with dogs. Also a horse enthusiast.