Elizabeth II

Knowledge Identifier: +Elizabeth_II


Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdomadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1926.

Countries: United Kingdom (49%), (9%), Australia (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Buckingham Palace, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles, Prince of Wales

Linked to: Buckingham Palace, House of Windsor, Royal Navy, Britannia Royal Naval College




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Elizabeth II was born in 1926 add something


As in 1927, when her parents had toured Australia and New Zealand, Elizabeth remained in Britain as her father thought her too young to undertake public tours. add something


Elizabeth's only sibling was Princess Margaret, born in 1930. add something


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. add something


In 1936, when her grandfather, George V, died and her uncle Edward succeeded, she became second in line to the throne after her father. add something


From September 1939, with the outbreak of the Second World War, Elizabeth and Margaret stayed at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, until Christmas 1939, when they moved to Sandringham House, Norfolk. add something


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth whom he had first met in 1934


In 1940, the 14-year-old Elizabeth made her first radio broadcast during the BBC's Children's Hour, addressing other children who had been evacuated from the cities. add something


From February to May 1940, they lived at Royal Lodge, Windsor, until moving to Windsor Castle, where they stayed for most of the next five years. add something


In 1943, at the age of 16, Elizabeth undertook her first solo public appearance on a visit to the Grenadier Guards, of which she had been appointed Colonel-in-Chief the previous year. add something


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. add something


As she approached her 18th birthday, the law was changed so that she could act as one of five Counsellors of State in the event of her father's incapacity or absence abroad, such as his visit to Italy in July 1944. add something


In February 1945, she joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service, as an honorary Second Subaltern with the service number of 230873. add something


In 1946, she was inducted into the Welsh Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. add something


Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt - He was King's Surgeon to George VI from 1946 to 1952, and was Serjeant Surgeon to Queen Elizabeth II until 1967


Elizabeth gave birth to her first child, Prince Charles, on 14 November 1948, less than one month after letters patent were issued by her father allowing her children to use the style and title of a royal prince or princess. add something


At various times between 1949 and 1951, the Duke of Edinburgh was stationed in the British Protectorate of Malta as a serving Royal Navy officer. add something


Following their wedding, the couple leased Windlesham Moor near Windsor Castle, until 4 July 1949, when they took up residence at Clarence House in London . add something


A second child, Princess Anne, was born in 1950. add something


George VI's health declined during 1951, and Elizabeth was soon frequently standing in for him at public events. add something


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - With the King in ill health, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were each appointed to the Privy Council on 4 November 1951, after having made a coast-to-coast tour of Canada


By the time of Elizabeth's accession in 1952, her role as nominal head of multiple independent states was already established. add something


In early 1952, Elizabeth and Philip set out for a tour of Australia and New Zealand by way of Kenya. add something


On 6 February 1952, they had just returned to their Kenyan home, Sagana Lodge, after a night spent at Treetops Hotel, when word arrived of the death of Elizabeth's father. add something


Alec Douglas-Home - Because Elizabeth I of England was never queen of Scotland, some nationalists maintained when Elizabeth II came to the British throne in 1952 that in Scotland she should be styled "Elizabeth I"


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


Despite the death of Queen Mary ten weeks before, the coronation went ahead on 2 June 1953. add something


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


Edward VIII - In June 1953, instead of attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in London, the Duke and Duchess watched the ceremony on television in Paris.


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


William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim - In 1954 he was able to welcome Queen Elizabeth II on the first visit by a reigning monarch to Australia


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


In 1956, French Prime Minister Guy Mollet and British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden discussed the possibility of France joining the Commonwealth. add something


In November 1956, Britain and France invaded Egypt in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to capture the Suez Canal. add something


In 1957, she made a state visit on behalf of the Commonwealth to the United States, where she addressed the United Nations General Assembly. add something


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. add something


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


Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia - In June 1959, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Toronto and invited the Grand Duchess for lunch on board the Royal Yacht, "Britannia"


In 1960, she married Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was created Earl of Snowdon the following year. add something


In 1961, she toured Cyprus, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Iran. add something


John Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst - In May 1962, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Wakehurst as a Knight of the Order of the Garter


Six years later in 1963, Macmillan resigned and advised the Queen to appoint the Earl of Home as prime minister, advice that she followed. add something


In 1965, however, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith declared unilateral independence in opposition to moves toward majority black rule. add something


In 1965, the Conservatives adopted a formal mechanism for choosing a leader, thus relieving her of involvement. add something


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. add something


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"


Denis Blundell - Blundell was appointed in 1972 by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of her Prime Minister Jack Marshall to the office of Governor-General of New Zealand


J. R. R. Tolkien - Tolkien was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours of 1 January 1972 and received the insignia of the Order at Buckingham Palace on 28 March 1972.


Roland Michener - On a later visit to London , United Kingdom, he presented the insignia of the Sovereign of the order to Queen Elizabeth II. Similarly, on July 1, 1972, the Order of Military Merit was founded and Michener was appointed the first Chancellor and Commander


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


Norman Kirk - The Kirk government began the tradition of New Zealand Day in 1973, and introduced legislation in 1974 to declare Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of New Zealand


Rex Patterson - On 19 October 1973, he was sworn in as Minister for the Northern Territory by Queen Elizabeth II, the only occasion when an Australian minister has been sworn in by the Monarch of Australia directly


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. add something


Gordon Brown - The result of the election was a hung parliament, laying the foundations for the first full coalition government since 1974 and only the second since the Grand Coalition during World War II that sat for almost 8 years


Andrew Huxley - He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 12 November 1974


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


As in 1977, there were street parties and commemorative events, and monuments were named to honour the occasion. add something


At her Silver Jubilee in 1977, the crowds and celebrations were genuinely enthusiastic, but in the 1980s public criticism of the royal family increased, as the personal and working lives of Elizabeth's children came under media scrutiny. add something


In 1977, Elizabeth marked the Silver Jubilee of her accession. add something


Trudeau's supposed republicanism seemed to be confirmed by his antics, such as sliding down banisters at Buckingham Palace and pirouetting behind the Queen's back in 1977, and the removal of various Canadian royal symbols during his term of office. add something


John Johnston (courtier) - Amongst his other duties, he helped to organise the celebrations of The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977


Keith Holyoake - In 1977, Holyoake was unexpectedly and controversially appointed Governor-General by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of the Prime Minister Robert Muldoon


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


Colin Hannah - He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in August 1977 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee visit to Australia


In 1978, Elizabeth endured a state visit to the United Kingdom by Romania's communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and his wife Elena, though privately she thought they had "blood on their hands". add something


Robert Menzies - Menzies died from a heart attack in Melbourne in 1978 and was accorded a state funeral, held in Scots' Church, Melbourne, at which Prince Charles represented Queen Elizabeth II


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 . add something


David Beattie - Beattie was appointed Governor-General by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of her New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon in 1980


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. add something


John Turner - Queen Elizabeth II's scheduled tour of Canada in the summer of 1984 posed a problem for Turner before the election


Paul Reeves - On the advice of Prime Minister David Lange, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Reeves the 15th Governor-General of New Zealand on 22 November 1985


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


Leonard Bernstein - In 1986 the London Symphony Orchestra mounted a Bernstein Festival in London with one concert that Bernstein himself conducted attended by the Queen


In 1987, the elected Fijian government was deposed in a military coup. add something


Angela Thorne - In 1989 she voiced the role of Elizabeth II in "The BFG", the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's book


Catherine Tizard - In 1989, Dame Catherine was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as the first female Governor-General of New Zealand on the advice of Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and took office on 13 December 1990, causing a by-election for the Mayoralty of Auckland


Kylie Minogue - In 1989, Minogue recorded "Do They Know Its Christmas" under the name Band Aid II to help raise money in 1989


William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim - A statue of Slim on Whitehall, outside the Ministry of Defence, was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990


David Lange - The Queen made Lange a Companion of Honour in 1990 and created him an Ordinary Member of the Order of New Zealand on 2 June 2003


By the start of 1991, republican feeling in Britain had risen because of press estimates of the Queen's private wealth, which were contradicted by the palace, and reports of affairs and strained marriages among her extended family. add something


In 1991, in the wake of victory in the Gulf War, Elizabeth became the first British monarch to address a joint session of the United States Congress. add something


In a speech on 24 November 1992, to mark the 40th anniversary of her accession, the Queen called 1992 her annus horribilis, meaning horrible year. add something


Andrew Lloyd Webber - Andrew Lloyd Webber was knighted by Elizabeth II in 1992


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. add something


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.


Blair Stewart-Wilson - From 1994 until his death he served as Extra Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen


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".


Michael Hardie Boys - On 21 March 1996, Hardie Boys was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of her Prime Minister, Jim Bolger, as the Governor-General of New Zealand


Andrew Lloyd Webber - In 1997, Elizabeth II created him a life peer as "'Baron Lloyd-Webber"', of Sydmonton in the County of Hampshire


Pele - In 1997, Pelé received an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II, at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace


Sean O'Callaghan - Sean O'Callaghan was released as part of a Prerogative of Mercy by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997


John Major - At about noon on 2 May 1997, Major officially returned his seals of office as Prime Minister to The Queen


Mohammad Sidique Khan - In 1998 she was the first Asian woman to be invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party, meeting the Queen and other members of the royal family, in recognition for her work amongst the Muslim community in Dewsbury, and again in 2004


Elton John - For his charitable work, John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 February 1998


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. add something


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Julie Andrews - In 2000, she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace


Julie Andrews - In the 2000 New Year Honours List, Andrews was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace


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"


In 2002, Elizabeth marked her Golden Jubilee as queen. add something


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


Hayley Westenra - Also in 2004, she began her world tour of New Zealand, Australia, Japan, USA and Britain, performing in a concert in November for Her Majesty The Queen, the Prime Minister Tony Blair, The Prince of Wales, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and the President at the time George W. Bush


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


Murder of Yvonne Fletcher - The Police Memorial Trust later commissioned the National Police Memorial, which was unveiled in central London by Queen Elizabeth II on 26 April 2005


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


David Jason - Upon receiving the knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on 1 December 2005, he said he was "humbled" by the "fantastic tribute"


In October 2006, she missed the opening of the new Emirates Stadium because of a strained back muscle that had been troubling her since the summer. add something


Sophie Raworth - In 2006 she was part of the television coverage of the Children's Party at the Palace, an event to celebrate the Queen's 80th birthday


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


Amanda Redman - In June 2006, Redman performed in "Children's Party at the Palace" as Cruella DeVil for Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday; and was the subject of one episode of the BBC documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are-", a programme about her family history


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. add something


Kylie Minogue - In January 2007 Madame Tussauds in London unveiled its fourth waxwork of Minogue; only Queen Elizabeth II has had more models created


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. add something


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


Shimon Peres - In November 2008, Peres received an honorary knighthood, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace in London.


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.


Prince Harry of Wales - On 6 January 2009, Harry and his brother Prince William were granted their own royal household by their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. It has three main staff members, supported by a "small" team


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


Elizabeth addressed the United Nations for a second time in 2010, again in her capacity as queen of all her realms and Head of the Commonwealth. add something


Forbes magazine estimated her net worth at around US$450 million in 2010, but official Buckingham Palace statements in 1993 called estimates of £100 million "grossly overstated". add something


David Cameron - On 11 May 2010, following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and on his recommendation, Queen Elizabeth II invited Cameron to form a government.


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. add something


The Queen's visit to Australia in October 2011, her 16th visit since 1954, was called her "farewell tour" in the press because of her age. add something


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


Elizabeth plans to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, marking 60 years as Queen. add something


The Queen opened the 2012 Summer Olympics on 27 July and the Paralympics on 29 August 2012 in London, making her the first head of state to open two Olympic Games in two different countries add something


On 18 December 2012, the Queen became the first British sovereign to attend a peace-time Cabinet meeting since King George III in 1781 add something


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


Daniel Craig - Craig made a guest appearance as Bond in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, alongside Queen Elizabeth II


Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - From 20 to 27 March 2012, the Duchess and the Prince undertook official visits to Norway, Sweden and Denmark to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II


Hayley Westenra - In May 2012, Westenra was featured with Laura Wright and Alfie Boe on a souvenir album "Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band" for celebrating Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II


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


Due to her advanced age and the need for her to limit travelling, she will not be attending the 2013 biennial meeting of Commonwealth heads of government to be held in November in Sri_Lanka; it will be the first time since 1973 that she has not attended the meeting add something


On 3 March 2013, she was admitted to hospital for assessment as a precaution after developing symptoms of gastroenteritis add something


On 4 April 2013, she received an honorary BAFTA for her patronage of the film industry and was called "the most memorable Bond girl yet" at the award ceremony add something


Due to her advanced age and the need for her to limit travelling, she did not attend the biennial meeting of Commonwealth heads of government which took place in November 2013 in Sri_Lanka; it was the first time since 1973 that she has not attended the meeting add something


If still reigning on 10 September 2015, she will become the longest-reigning British head of state and the longest-reigning female monarch in history, surpassing Queen Victoria add something


In October 2016, she became the longest currently reigning monarch add something


She became the longest-serving current head of state following the death of Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October 2016 add something


In 2017 she became the first British monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee add something


On 6 February 2017, she became the first British monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee add something


Prince Philip retired from his official duties as the Queen's consort in August 2017 add something


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 add something


In March 2019, she opted to give up driving on public roads, largely as a consequence of a car crash involving her husband two months beforehand add something


On 23 April 2019, she became the oldest living monarch following the death of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg add something