Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in born 21 April 1926 in London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York.
Her father became king upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII making Elizabeth the heir presumptive.
Queen Elizabeth II was homeschooled alongside her only sibling Princess Margaret who was born in 1930. The two princesses were educated under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford. Elizabeth’s schooling also included learning to ride, swim, dance, and study fine art and music.
She married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark in November 1947 and she had four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
After the Death of her father in February 1952, Elizabeth at the age of 25 became Queen. Crowned in a grand coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey, she sets out on a tour of the Commonwealth, visiting places including Bermuda, Fiji, Tonga, Australia, and Gibraltar.
Queen Elizabeth II became head of seven independent Commonwealth countries after her coronation. These countries were the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (known today as Sri Lanka), as well as the Head of the Commonwealth.