Queen Elizabeth 2
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
About Queen Elizabeth II
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!
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).