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The Life of Queen Elizabeth II

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[(FILES) -- A file photot aken on June 7, 2008 shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attending the 2008 Derby Festival at the Epsom Downs horse race course, 20kms south of London. After the world watched Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton, the celebrations in 2012 for Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee should put the icing on an "annus mirabilis" for the British royals. AFP PHOTO/Shaun Curry (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)] *** [] ** TCN OUT **
Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 63 years, thus becoming the longest serving monarchy in United Kingdom history.

She was born on 21 April, 1926 when her uncle was the Prince of Wales and heir apparent to George V, her father being only second in line to the throne.

At the age of 25 she became the Queen of England, thus becoming one of the youngest leaders to rise to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II married His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in November 20, 1947

She is blessed with 4 children- Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Her grandchildren include Peter and Zara Phillips, Prince William and Prince Henry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of

York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn

Elizabeth II is one of the most celebrated leaders in the World, having steered the monarchy through decades of social change while remaining a symbol of national stability in a shifting world.