The Commonwealth

Reigning Queen, Head of the Commonwealth
  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926 daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; married on 20 Nov. 1947 Lieut. Philip Mountbatten (formerly Prince Philip of Greece), created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich on the same day and created Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 22 Feb. 1957 ; succeeded to the crown on the death of her father, on 6 Feb. 1952. Offspring: Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, born 14 Nov. 1948 (Heir Apparent); Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, born 15 Aug. 1950; Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, bom 19 Feb. 1960; Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, born 10 March 1964.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1969

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  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton

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