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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.

Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She was educated privately at home and began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she had four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth – then 25 years old – became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities, Brexit, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa.

Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence, and as realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics. Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. Significant events have included her coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. In 2021, after 73 years of marriage, her husband Prince Philip died at the age of 99.

Elizabeth is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state in world history, the world's oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and oldest and longest-serving current head of state. Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992, and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales. However, support for the monarchy in the United Kingdom has been and remains consistently high, as does her personal popularity.

quote by Queen Elizabeth II: It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind....

It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Good memories are our second chance at happiness. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Good memories are our second chance at happiness....

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth....

Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better … with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the mo...

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some grea… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then...

There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom....

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of al...

It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass....

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I simply ache from smiling. Why are women expected to beam all the time? It's unfair. If a man looks solemn, it's automatically assumed he'… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I simply ache from smiling. Why are women expected to beam all the time? It's unfair. If a man looks...

I simply ache from smiling. Why are women expected to beam all the time? It's unfair. If a man looks solemn, it's automatically assumed he's a serious person, not a miserable one.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: For me, heaven is likely to be a bit of a come-down. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: For me, heaven is likely to be a bit of a come-down....

For me, heaven is likely to be a bit of a come-down.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I hope people will think very carefully about the future. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I hope people will think very carefully about the future....

I hope people will think very carefully about the future.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is...

We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisatio...

Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and ocean in the world, were united to suppo… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and o...

I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and ocean in the world, were united to support me in the task to which I have now been dedicated with such solemnity.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of hi… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts an...

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace ...

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for … with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are g...

Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imp… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your s...

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I have to be seen to be believed. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I have to be seen to be believed....

I have to be seen to be believed.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew...

No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first....

For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.

--Queen Elizabeth II

quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Families, friends and communities often find a source of courage rising up from within. Indeed, sadly, it seems that it is tragedy that oft… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Families, friends and communities often find a source of courage rising up from within. Indeed, sadl...

Families, friends and communities often find a source of courage rising up from within. Indeed, sadly, it seems that it is tragedy that often draws out the most and the best from the human spirit.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others....

True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others.

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quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I believe that there is a great fear in our generation of being labeled as priggish. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I believe that there is a great fear in our generation of being labeled as priggish....

I believe that there is a great fear in our generation of being labeled as priggish.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Think what we would have missed if we had never ... used a mobile phone or surfed the Net -- or, to be honest, listened to other people tal… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Think what we would have missed if we had never ... used a mobile phone or surfed the Net -- or, to ...

Think what we would have missed if we had never ... used a mobile phone or surfed the Net -- or, to be honest, listened to other people talking about surfing the Net.

--Queen Elizabeth II

quote by Queen Elizabeth II: For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily … with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourse...

For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people. The Christmas message shows us that this love is for everyone. There is no one beyond its reach.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game....

Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.

--Queen Elizabeth II

quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare....

Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be....

The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters...

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained....

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. I… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and ...

I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Grief is the price we pay for love. with background image:

Grief is the price we pay for love.

--Queen Elizabeth II

quote by Queen Elizabeth II: My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater ...

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.

--Queen Elizabeth II

quote by Queen Elizabeth II: The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its aver...

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I s… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughou...

I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible? with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in th...

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a nobl...

At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousan… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has t...

The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid w… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as...

Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else -- I can give my heart and my devot… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something e...

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else -- I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to k… with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the man...

We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.

--Queen Elizabeth II
quote by Queen Elizabeth II: It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime. with background image: photo of author Queen Elizabeth II with quote: It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime....

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.

--Queen Elizabeth II

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