Who is Queen Elizabeth II?

She’s the Queen of England! She lives in London, in Buckingham Palace.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, of the house of Windsor, was born on 21 April 1926.

In 1947, she married Prince Philip. They have 4 children.

Elizabeth became Queen on 6 February 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. She was 25.

One year later, she was crowned in Westminster Abbey. Her coronation was broadcast on TV all over the world.

Elizabeth II reigns over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other places!

She is the head of state of 15 countries: Canada, Australia and New Zealand etc…

And she is also the head of a group of 53 countries, the Commonwealth, and the Church of England.

The Queen reigns but does not govern. She names a Prime Minister to do that.

Her job involves travelling around the world and meeting heads of state and celebrities.

She has neither passport nor voting card. She’s the only person who can drive without a driving licence.

The Queen likes brightly colored clothes and hats, horse races and playing with her Corgi dogs.

In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II broke the record for the longest reign: 63 years 7 months and 2 days, held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.