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Queen Elizabeth II – Getting To Know The Iconic Leader And Special Family Woman

Queen Elizabeth II - Getting To Know The Iconic Leader And Special Family Woman

On September 8, 2022, the world was overcome with sadness and grief as the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing was announced. What came as a shock was also a reminder of a long and truly memorable life lived by a woman whose name will go down in history as exemplary and admirable, to name but two of countless positive adjectives that are synonymous with her name and life as a whole. 

While the SweepSouth family mourns the loss of such an inspirational person, we would also like to take a trip down memory lane in remembrance and celebration of Queen Elizabeth II. Read on to find out more about the powerful leader and beloved family woman.

Where It All Began

Queen Elizabeth II was born as the elder daughter of Prince Albert, duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later known as King George VI and Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth. She was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, England.

Early Life Of The Queen

As a young Princess, Elizabeth had little prospect of assuming the throne one day, but that all changed when her uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated in favour of his brother, Elizabeth’s father. She and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, spent much of their early lives living in their parents’ home in London, as well as the Royal Lodge – the family’s home situated in Windsor Great Park.

Queen Elizabeth’s mother ensured that her daughters received a good education at home under the supervision of a governess and educator named Marion Crawford. She also had tutors and visiting teachers instruct them in music, art, dance lessons, and languages such as French.

Becoming Queen And Getting Married

After the death of her father on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth took on the responsibilities of the ruling Monarch. At the age of 25, Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey. 

Before assuming the throne, Elizabeth married her distant cousin Phillip Mountbatten on November 20, 1947. The pair had met when Elizabeth was only 13 years old, and even at that tender age, it was said that she was in love with him from day 1. On the eve of their wedding, Elizabeth’s father granted Phillip the titles of duke of Edinburgh, earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich. Phillip lived to the age of 99 and died on April 9, 2021.

Children And Grandchildren

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip had four children. Below are the names and some interesting facts about their children:

Fun And Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth

As much as Queen Elizabeth was an inspirational leader who walked an impressive journey in that part of her life, there were many facets to her that made her the beloved person she was. Here are some interesting facts about the former Queen:

The SweepSouth family shares the sentiment of so many others in the world regarding Queen Elizabeth II – her life shared with her family and the rest of the world is worth celebrating and looking back on with a loving fondness.

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