Knowledge Identifier: +Elizabeth_II
Born in 1926.
Countries: United Kingdom (49%), (9%), Australia (8%)
Linked to: Buckingham Palace, House of Windsor, Royal Navy, Britannia Royal Naval College
William Heseltine - "'Sir William Frederick Payne Heseltine"', GCB, GCVO, AC, QSO, PC was Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from 1986 to 1990
Elizabeth met her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, in 1934 and 1937.
In 1936, when her grandfather, George V, died and her uncle Edward succeeded, she became second in line to the throne after her father.
From 21 April 1944, Elizabeth's arms consisted of a lozenge bearing the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, differenced with a label of three points argent, the centre point bearing a Tudor rose and the first and third a cross of St. George.
Charles, Prince of Wales - However, Prince Albert Edward became heir apparent on his birth, four years into his mother Queen Victoria's reign, whereas Prince Charles was three years old at his mother's accession in 1952 and has thus been heir apparent for all of Queen Elizabeth II's reign
Rosina Raisbeck - After leaving Covent Garden in 1953, she sang frequently in concert, and was one of the huge choir at Westminster Abbey that sang during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
William Tallon - He was set to join Queen Elizabeth II on her Commonwealth tour in 1953-1954 but was kept back and did National Service with the RAF
Adrian Boult - In 1953 Boult once again took charge of the orchestral music at a coronation, conducting an ensemble drawn from UK orchestras at the coronation of Elizabeth II
William Walton - In 1953, following the accession of Elizabeth II he was again called on to write a coronation march; he was commissioned to write a Te Deum for the occasion.
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - The Duke attended the coronation of his niece, Elizabeth II in 1953
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The original SATB version was composed for the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
Eric Harrison - Harrison was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1954 as a result of being minister in charge of the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II
Frankie Laine - In 1954, Laine gave a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II which he cites as one of the highlights of his career
Elizabeth's pregnancies with Princes Andrew and Edward in 1959 and 1963, respectively, mark the only times she has not performed the State Opening of the British parliament during her reign.
Hughie Edwards - Awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1959 New Year Honours, he was promoted to substantive rank air commodore, and appointed as an aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II in March 1960
In 1960, she married Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was created Earl of Snowdon the following year.
John Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst - In May 1962, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Wakehurst as a Knight of the Order of the Garter
In 1965, however, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith declared unilateral independence in opposition to moves toward majority black rule.
Roland Michener - Michener was immediately recalled from India and it was on March 29, 1967, announced from the Office of the Prime Minister that the Elizabeth II had, by commission under the royal sign-manual and Great Seal of Canada, approved Pearson's choice of Michener to succeed Georges Vanier as the Queen's representative
Edward VIII - He declined an invitation from Elizabeth II to attend the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969, replying that Prince Charles would not want his "aged great-uncle" there.
Her first royal walkabout, meeting ordinary members of the public, took place during a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1970.
Sigrid Thornton - In 1970, during the Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations, Thornton appeared before Queen Elizabeth II as a young "Rosa Campbell-Praed" in "Looking Glass on Yesterday"
Kevin Laffan - He eventually wrote 262 episodes of the serial, which was first broadcast in November 1972, but stopped in 1985 after twelve years because producers wanted "sex, sin and sensationalism" rather than the realism he had intended; however, he remained as a consultant and met Queen Elizabeth II on the set on the programme's 30th anniversary
In February 1974, British Prime Minister Edward Heath called a general election in the middle of the Queen's tour of the Austronesian Pacific Rim and she had to fly back to Britain, interrupting the tour.
Charlie Chaplin - Chaplin was knighted in 1975 at the age of 85 as a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. The honour had been first proposed in 1931.
Leon Punch - Punch had been permitted on 13 July 1976 by Queen Elizabeth II, on the Governor's recommendation, to retain use of the title "The Honourable"
Matt Monro - On 31 December 1976, Monro performed "Walk Away" on BBC1's "A Jubilee of Music", celebrating British pop music for Queen Elizabeth II's impending Silver Jubilee
Cliff Richard - On 31 December 1976, he performed his latest single "Hey, Mr. Dream Maker" on BBC1's "A Jubilee Of Music", celebrating British pop music for Queen Elizabeth II's impending Silver Jubilee
Paul Reeves - Reeves was *awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal , he was appointed a Chaplain of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in April 1982, Knight Bachelor in the New Zealand Birthday Honours 1985, a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George on 6 November 1985, a Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1986, and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on 2 March 1986
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - In 1979, when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were guests of President Carter, Prince Philip was approached by White House butler Lynwood Westray and another unnamed butler
In 1980, Canadian politicians sent to London to discuss the patriation of the Canadian constitution found the Queen "better informed on .
Michaelle Jean - Jean was the first representative of Queen Elizabeth II to have been born during the latter's reign, and her appointment saw the first child living in Rideau Hall, the official residence, since Schreyer and his young family lived there in the early 1980s
James Rowland (RAAF officer) - Rowland was duly appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 January 1981
Though she hosted President Ronald Reagan at Windsor Castle in 1982, and visited his Californian ranch in 1983, she was angered when his administration ordered the invasion of Grenada, one of her Caribbean realms, without her foreknowledge.
Aaron Klug - Between 1986 and 1996 he was director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, and was knighted by Elizabeth II in 1988
Two days later, Prime Minister John Major announced reforms of the royal finances that had been planned since the previous year, including the Queen paying income tax for the first time, starting in 1993, and a reduction in the civil list.
Nelson Mandela - Mandela has received many South African, foreign and international honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Order of Merit from, and creation as, a Baliff Grand Cross of the Order of St. John by Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush.
Robert Mugabe - In 1994, Mugabe was appointed an honorary Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Bath by Queen Elizabeth II
Cliff Richard - Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 25 October 1995, the first rock star to be so honoured
Elton John - Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998
George Shearing - In 1996, was included in the Queens Birthday Honours List and was invested by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his "service to music and Anglo-US relations".
Sean O'Callaghan - Sean O'Callaghan was released as part of a Prerogative of Mercy by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997
In November 1999, a referendum in Australia on the future of the monarchy favoured its retention in preference to an indirectly elected head of state.
Lucian Freud - During a period from May 2000 to December 2001, Freud painted Queen Elizabeth II. There was criticism of this portrayal of the Queen in some sections of the British media.
Ravi Shankar - In 2001, Shankar was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his "services to music"
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - During the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002, the Duke was commended by the Speaker of the British House of Commons for his role in supporting the Queen during her reign
Anita Roddick - In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Roddick a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Paulias Matane - He was officially invested as Governor-General by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 October 2004
John Major - On 23 April 2005, Major was made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II
Leslie Nielsen - On 19 May 2005, during the centennial gala of his birth province, Saskatchewan, Leslie Nielsen was introduced to HM Queen Elizabeth II
Michaelle Jean - On August 4, 2005, it was announced from the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada that Queen Elizabeth II had, by commission under the royal sign-manual and Great Seal of Canada, approved Prime Minister Paul Martin's choice of Jean to succeed Adrienne Clarkson as the Queen's representative
Paul Martin - On August 4, 2005, the government announced that Martin had advised Queen Elizabeth II to appoint Michaëlle Jean as governor general
Michaelle Jean - In British Columbia, Jean presented the Grey Cup at the 93rd Canadian Football League championship game; in Iqaluit, Nunavut, she opened the Toonik Tyme Festival, where she donated eighty books in Inuktitut, French, and English to the Centennial Library in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday; and, on May 4, 2006, she became the first governor general to address the Alberta legislature
In May 2007, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported claims from unnamed sources that the Queen was "exasperated and frustrated" by the policies of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, that she had shown concern that the British Armed Forces were overstretched in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that she had raised concerns over rural and countryside issues with Blair repeatedly.
On 20 March 2008, at the Church of Ireland St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, the Queen attended the first Maundy service held outside of England and Wales.
Anna Wintour - Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Birthday Honours
Ivor Powell - He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 New Year Honours for his services to sport and was presented with his award by Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 2008, a few days short of his 92nd birthday
Penelope Wensley - On 6 July 2008, the Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, announced that Queen Elizabeth II had approved Penny Wensley's appointment as the next Governor of Queensland, in succession to Quentin Bryce, who was relinquishing the office prior to being sworn in as Governor-General of Australia
Bette Midler - December 2009 saw Midler appear on the British Royal Variety Performance in front of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She performed "In My Life" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" as the closing act.
Jean Chretien - He was appointed to the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2009, and received the insignia of the order from the Queen on October 20, 2009
Nick Clegg - His wife is a Roman Catholic and they are bringing up their children as Catholics; nevertheless, Clegg has stated that he does not believe in God. On 16 September 2010 during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom, Clegg attended the State reception in the grounds of Holyrood Palace and was introduced to the Pope by Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Collection, which includes artworks and the Crown Jewels, is not owned by the Queen personally and is held in trust, as are the occupied palaces in the United Kingdom such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, and the Duchy of Lancaster, a property portfolio valued at £383 million in 2011.
Fiona Bruce - In 2011 "The Queen's Palaces" is a BBC documentary in three parts written and presented by Fiona Bruce that tells the story of the Queen's three official residences, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse which are amongst the few working royal palaces in the world today
Kylie Minogue - Along with this, she performed at various events around the world, including Sydney Mardi Gras, Queen Elizabeth II's "Diamond Jubilee Concert", and BBC Proms in the Park London 2012
James, Viscount Severn - In June 2012 the Viscount Severn took part in his first public appearance attending the Thames river pageant with his parents and sister in honour of his grandmother, Elizabeth II
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - Yudhoyono was made an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 30 October 2012
On 20 April 2018 the government leaders of the Commonwealth of Nations announced that the Queen will be succeeded by Prince Charles as head of the Commonwealth