Queen Elizabeth 2 Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More
|Full name||Elizabeth Alexandra Mary|
|Profession||Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth|
|Reign of the Queen Elizabeth II||• Elizabeth became the Queen after her father, King George VI, died on 6 February 1952.
• Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953 after which she officially became the Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.• She was the queen of 7 independent Commonwealth countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
• She was the Head of the Commonwealth.
• On 2 June 1977, she celebrated her Silver Jubilee on the occasion of completing 25 years on the throne.
• On 2 June 2002, she marked 50 years on the throne, and her Golden Jubilee was celebrated.
• In 2012, she completed her 60 years of accession on the throne and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.
• She completed her 65 years on the throne on 6 February 2017 and celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee.
|Physical Stats & More|
| Height||in centimeters– 161 cm
in meters– 1.61 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
|Coronation date||2 June 1953 (Tuesday)|
|Awards, Royal Titles & Styles||• Won an honorary BAFTA award for her patronage of the film industry on 4 April 2013
• Held the title “Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York” from 21 April 1926 to 11 December 1936
|Date of Birth||21 April 1926 (Wednesday)|
|Birthplace||17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom|
|Date of Death||8 September 2022 (Thursday)|
|Place of Death||Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire in Scotland|
|Age (at the time of death)||96 Years|
|Death Cause||She died peacefully.|
|School||She was homeschooled.|
|Religion/Religious Views||The Queen believed in Christianity. During her annual Christmas broadcasts, she often talked about the comfort and peace that preachings of Jesus Christ had provided to her. During the Christmas broadcast of 2014, she talked about what she learned from Jesus Christ and said,
“For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none.”
|Hobbies||Watching football matches, pegion racing, horse riding|
|Controversy||Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, went on a trip to India in October 1997. During their trip to Punjab, they visited the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to give a tribute to people who died there in massacre done by British troops in 1919. Many Indians groups were angered by the news of her visit and wanted her to apologise. People protested against her and shouted “Killer Queen, go back.” The Queen and Prince Philip paid their respects by laying a wreath and stood in a moment of silence for 30‑seconds; after this, people halted their protests.|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Widow|
|Affair/Relationship||Philip Mountbatten (1939-1947)|
|Marriage Date||20 November 1947|
|Husband/Spouse||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (died on 9 April 2021)|
|Children||Sons– Charles Philip Arthur George (Prince of Wales)
Andrew Albert Christian Edward (Duke of York)
Edward Antony Richard Louis (Earl of Wessex)
Daughter– Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise (Princess Royal)
|Grandchildren||From Prince Charles and Diana Spencer (Princess of Wales)
• William Arthur Philip Louis (William, Prince of Wales)
• Henry Charles Albert David (Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex)
From Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
• Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (first grandchild of the Queen Elizabeth II)
• Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips
From Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York)
• Beatrice Elizabeth Mary
• Eugenie Victoria Helena
From Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones (Countess of Wessex and Forfar)
• Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor (Lady Louise Windsor)
• James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor (James, Viscount Severn)
|Great Grandchildren||From Prince William and Catherine Middleton (Princess of Wales)
• George Alexander Louis
• Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
• Louis Arthur CharlesFrom Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Dutchess of Sussex)
• Archie Mountbatten Windsor
• Lilibet Mountbatten Winsdor
From Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly
From Zara Tindall and Michael James Tindall
From Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
From Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
|Parents||Father– King George VI (former King of the United Kingdom) (died on 6 February 1952)
Mother– Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (former Queen consort of the United Kingdom) (died on 30 March 2002)
|Siblings||Sister– Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon (died in February 2002 due to brain stroke)|
|Food||Gaelic steak, potatoes, pasta, Bombe glacée royale, barley sugar candies|
|Sports team||Arsenal Football Club|
|Song(s)||• ‘Oklahoma’ by Howard Keel
• ‘Anything You Can Do’ by Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson
|Drink(s)||• Bacardi rum
• Gordon’s gin
• Bulmers cider
• Pimm’s liqueur
• Dubonnet wine
|Film||Flash Gordon (1980)|
|TV Shows||Downtown Abbey|
|Car Collection||• 1953 Land Rover Series I
• 2009 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon V6 Sovereign
• Range Rover
• Rolls Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette
• Rolls Royce Phantom V State Landaulette
• 2000 Land Rover Defender 110
|Expensive Things/Valuables||• Reportedly, she had a Royal Philatelic Collection, which costs £100 million ($124 million), which consisted of UK and Commonwealth stamps.
• According to some sources, Prince Philip, her late husband, left an estate that cost about £10 million including a collection of paintings by Edward Seago and 3,000 books.
• Reportedly, her mother, Elizabeth, left £70 million for her, which included many artworks.
|Assets/Properties||• She bought a three-bedroom apartment in 2015 worth $7.9 million. It is situated near the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The royal plaza are designed by the British architect Norman Foster.
• She owned the Sandringham House in England.
• She owned Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
|Net Worth (approx.)||$500 million (as of 2021)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth II
- Queen Elizabeth II was the 5th Queen of the United Kingdom. She was the longest-reigning Monarch in the world, with a reign of 70 years and 214 days. She was the second-longest monarch of a sovereign country. In 2022, she died of age-related ailments in England.
- She became the longest-lived British monarch and the longest-reigning British monarch on 21 December 2007, and on 9 September 2015, she became the longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
- After being married for 73 years, when Prince Philip died on 9 April 2021, Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reign as a widow or widower after Queen Victoria.
- During her reign of 70 years, 15 Prime Ministers of the UK served her as their Queen, including Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and more.
- Queen Elizabeth II was born at 2:40 (GMT) at her maternal grandfather Lord Strathmore’s home in Mayfair, London, the United Kingdom.
- She was named Elizabeth after her mother, Queen Elizabeth, Alexandra after her paternal great-grandmother, Alexandra of Denmark, and Mary, after her paternal grandmother, Mary of Teck.
- Her close family members affectionately called her “Lilibet,” and her husband, Prince Philip, used to call her “Cabbage.”
- In April 1929, she appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
- When she was 6 years old, the people of Wales gifted her a ‘Y Bwthyn Bach’ (which means ‘Little House’), an adorable thatched wendy house, on her birthday. The playhouse had miniature radio, a china set, a portrait of the Queen’s mother, books, pots, pans, brooms, and a working telephone.
- Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, her younger sister, were homeschooled by their mother, Queen Elizabeth. They received private education from a Scottish educator and governess named Marion Crawford. They studied history, language, literature, and music. Their history teacher, C.H.K. Marten, later became a Provost of Eton College. Girl Guides was the first company formed by Buckingham Palace so that Elizabeth could interact with girls that were similar to her age.
- She was fluent in French and often used the language for audiences and state visits. She never required an interpreter.
- She did her first radio broadcast in October 1940, during the Second World War.