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.
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.
EDUCATION Elizabeth and Margaret were educated at home.Subjects: history, language, li terature, geograph y and music.
ROYAL RESPONSIBILITY The first broadcast to theBritish Commonwealth andEmpire in 1940.
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.
ROYAL RESPONSIBILITY Was appointed as The Colonel-in Chief. Joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945 (was the womens arm of the British army).
Marriage and motherhoodElizabeth married TheDuke of Edinburgh on20 November 1947.
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)
Public perception and characterRarely 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)
Public perception and characterHer personal relationships with world leaders are warm and informal.Main leisure interests: equestrianism and dogs (Pembroke Welsh Corgis).
succession Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey in London on June 2, 1953.
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
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.
Role in government•Appointment Be responsible forthe Prime appointing newMinister Prime Minister.
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.
Role in governmentQueen gives a speech atthe annual State Openingof Parliament, outliningthe governmentslegislative agenda for theyear.