YOUR MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II THIS IS YOUR LIFE!
EARLY LIFE• Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926• Her father Prince Albert later became King George VI• As a child she spent most of her time in London with her younger sister Margaret
• Together they learned French, Maths, History, Geography, Singing, Da ncing and Art• During World War 2 they went to live in Windsor Castle
MARRIAGE• Elizabeth met Philip Mountbatten from the Greek Royal Family when she was just 13• They kept in touch over the years• Her father wasn’t sure about the marriage as Philip didn’t have great wealth and was a bit loud• But Elizabeth loved him and they got married in 1947 in Westminster Abbey in London
EARLY MARRIED LIFE• They had a son Charles in 1948, and a daughter Anne in 1950• In 1952 King George VI died and Elizabeth became Queen• Her Coronation was seen by people across the world on television• She later had two more children in the early 1960s- Andrew and Edward
THE QUEEN’S ‘JOB’• As part of the Queen’s duties she travels around the world visiting countries on behalf of Great Britain!
• She also has regular meetings with the elected leaders of our country• Every Christmas Day she gives a speech on television to the whole country
THE QUEENS’ PERSONAL LIFE• When she has free time the Queen likes to read mystery books, do crossword puzzles and even watch wrestling on TV!!!!• She also loves dogs and horses, with Corgis being her favourite dog.
THE QUEEN’S LATER YEARS• The Queen was very sad when her sister Margaret and her mother both died in 2002• She has however found much happiness with her many grandchildren including Prince William and Prince Harry
• The Queen keeps very busy attending over 400 engagements each year and supporting over 600 charities• And in 2011 became the first Monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland
THE DIAMOND JUBILEE• The Queen has now been 60 years on the throne and may one day soon become the longest serving King or Queen in our history