Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II Childhood Photos. Full Name: Elizabeth II
Profession: Queen of the United Kingdom
Why Famous: The constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Queen Elizabeth is also the head of the Church of England. The eldest daughter of George VI she accended the British throne in 1952 and is the 2nd longest reigning British monarch.
Born: 21st April, 1926 (87 years old)
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Historical Events in the Life of Elizabeth II
1945-03-04 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Army as a driver.
1952-02-06 – Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the English throne
1952-02-08 – Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom
1953-04-16 – British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II
1953-04-24 – Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1953-06-02 – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey London
1954-01-12 – Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament
1957-10-14 – Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
1958-06-09 – HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
1958-12-05 – Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
1960-02-08 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”.
1973-03-17 – Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1973-10-20 – Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
1976-03-26 – Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
1977-06-09 – Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks
1981-06-13 – Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1982-06-07 – US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II
1986-10-12 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
1988-05-09 – Australia’s new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II
1997-03-11 – Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
2007-12-20 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
2012-02-06 – Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming Britain’s Monarch becoming only the second to do so
2012-07-27 – Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony