Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch of England who ruled for 70 years. She was born on April 21, 1926, and died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96 years. She’s the first daughter of Prince Albert (he took over the throne as King George VI) and Princess Elizabeth Bowels-Lyon.
Queen Elizabeth’s obituary was announced by the royal family on September 8, 2022. She had a sister whom they grew up together, in the person of Princess Margaret.
Biography and History (Wiki)
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, The late Queen of England was born on April 21, 1926. She was 96 years old when she passed away on September 8, 2022. The queen was survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952 reigning for 70 years as monarch of the British empire. She was born to prince Albert and princess Elizabeth Bowels. The queen was the first child in a family of two girls, and her younger sister is Princess Margaret.
After her father ascended the throne in 1937, he was known as ‘King George VI’ and he rule for years before princess Elizabeth succeeded him. Since ‘King George VI’ had no son, his first daughter, Elizabeth was seen as the future heiress to the throne.
The Queen’s Early Life
While growing up as a youth, princess Elizabeth in 1945 learnt how to change truck wheels and tires. She was guided by the military. It was also recorded that she learnt how to drive trucks and helped out voluntarily in doing several other things.
Her youthful age was during the era of World War II, yet she and her sister volunteered to study medical courses. According to sources, Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II joined the 1st Buckingham palace military in 1937.
Queen Elizabeth II was married to Mr. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947. For her 70 years on the throne, her husband always accompanied her everywhere she went.
Unfortunately, her husband Prince Philip passed away in April 2021 at the age of 99 during the era of Covid-19.
Queen Elizabeth II Children
Her marriage was blessed with four children and they are as follows.
King Charles III
He is the successor of the late Queen Elizabeth and has emerged as King of England.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Andrew is the second child of Elizabeth and Prince Philip Mountbatten.
Anne, Princess Royal
The third child of the royal family, And
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Queen Elizabeth II Ascension on the Throne
On February 2, 1952, Princess Elizabeth succeeded her father, King George VI at the age of 26. After the funeral of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey, London, England, at the age of 27.
According to our sources, the queen’s coronation was shown live on television. Upon her death on September 8, 2022, Prince Charles automatically become her successor, King Charles III.
Queen Elizabeth II Net Worth Forbes 2022
According to Forbes, the Queen’s assets are worth billions of dollars and this exceeds her wealth. As of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of $600 million. The monarchy as a whole is worth over $88 billion according to Forbes estimate.
How Does The Royal Family Make Money?
According to sources, Opradaily, the Monarch’s income, and assets are gotten from the Duchy of Lancaster, this is made up of Landed properties, Investments, and Assets held in trust for the reigning monarch. “In 2018, the Privy purse received close to £20 million pounds (approx. 26 million dollars) in income from the Duchy of Lancaster.
Photos of the late Queen Elizabeth