Female leaders

Queen Elizabeth 2

Early life

Elizabeth, born April 21, 1926, was the first-born daughter of Prince George, the second son of King George V. Her grandfather died in 1936, and her uncle was proclaimed King Edward VIII. Now queen Elizabeth 89 year old and An important part of the work of The Queen is to support and encourage public and voluntary service. One of the ways witch her Majesty does this is through involvement with charities and other organisations.

The Queen has over 600 patronages.

These cover every area of the charity and voluntary sector, from opportunities for young people, to preservation of wildlife and the environment.

Involvement with these organisations helps to recognize their achievements, and helps to recognize the contributions of many different sectors of public life

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About Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen

Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1952. Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 1558 to 1603. Through her parents and grandparents, Elizabeth II can trace her ancestors back long before Elizabeth I!

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Fun facts

Queen Elizabeth II sent her first e-mail in 1976 from a British army base. Also Queen Elizabeth II has met the most important astronauts of the day and she also made her first radio broadcast to children , in October 1940. Since she became Queen in 1952 she has met 12 UK prime Ministers for her 6th birthday she was given a miniature Welsh cottage
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Why is Queen Elizabeth II famous

Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most famous women in the world. She has visited many countries and met many world leaders. She has probably traveled more miles than any king or queen in history.

2012 marks her 60th year as Queen. Only Queen Victoria has had a longer reign (63 years 216 days).

When was she crowned

Queen Elizabeth was crowned June 2, 1953 Queen Elizabeth's father was King George VI. When he died in February 1952 Elizabeth became Queen.
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1953. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II: 'The Crowning Ceremony'