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  • 2. EARLY LIFEBorn : 17 Bruton St, Mayfair,London on April 21st, 1926. Father: Prince Albert, DukeOf York( later King Geogre VI).Mother: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon,Duchess of York.
  • 3. HEIRESS PRESUMPTIVE Was the second in the line of succession to the crown after her father in 1936.Full title : Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York.
  • 4. EDUCATION Elizabeth and Margaret were educated at home.Subjects: history, language, li terature, geograph y and music.
  • 5. ROYAL RESPONSIBILITY The first broadcast to theBritish Commonwealth andEmpire in 1940.
  • 6. ROYAL RESPONSIBILITY The first official visit overseas to South Africa in 1947. On her 21st birthday a broadcast to pledge to devote whole life to the service of the people of the Commonwealth and Empire.
  • 7. ROYAL RESPONSIBILITY Was appointed as The Colonel-in Chief. Joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945 (was the womens arm of the British army).
  • 8. Marriage and motherhoodElizabeth married TheDuke of Edinburgh on20 November 1947.
  • 9. The Queen’s childrenPrince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b.1948).Princess Anne, The Princess Royal(b.1950)• rince Andrew, The Duke of YorkP(b.1960)Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex(b.1964)
  • 10. Public perception and characterRarely gives interviews.Not expressed her own political opinionsin a public forum.Deep sense of religious and civic duty : “To many of us, our beliefs are of fundamentalimportance. For me the teachings of Christ and myown personal accountability before God provide aframework in which I try to lead my life. I, like somany of you, have drawn great comfort in difficulttimes from Christs words and example”.• ( Queen Elizabeth II)
  • 11. Public perception and characterHer personal relationships with world leaders are warm and informal.Main leisure interests: equestrianism and dogs (Pembroke Welsh Corgis).
  • 12. succession Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey in London on June 2, 1953.
  • 13. succession Monarchical Styles Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Reference style Her Majesty Spoken style Your Majesty Alternative style Maam
  • 14. ResidenceBuckingham Palace
  • 15. Life as Queen The most widely travelled head of state in history: In 1953–54 A six-month round-the-world tour. In 1957 A state visit to the United States and Canada. Made state visits to most European countries and to many outside Europe.
  • 16. Role in government•Appointment Be responsible forthe Prime appointing newMinister Prime Minister.
  • 17. Role in government - Appoint ministers. - Regulate civil service.• Royal - Issue passport.Prerogative - Declare war, make peace. - Direct military. - Negotiate and ratify treaties alliance, international agreement.
  • 18. Role in governmentQueen gives a speech atthe annual State Openingof Parliament, outliningthe governmentslegislative agenda for theyear.
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  • 20. References• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_th e_United_Kingdom#Residences• http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_Quee n_Elizabeth_II_role_in_government• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
  • 21. Thanks for your attendance!