Biography of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1926-2022

Paternal Family Tree: Wettin

Maternal Family Tree: Mary Garritt

1923 Wedding of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon

1936 Abdication of Edward VIII

1952 Death of George VI Accession of Elizabeth II

1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II

1962 London Premiere of Lawrence of Arabia

In 1920 [her father] King George VI of the United Kingdom (age 24) was created 1st Duke York.

Wedding of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon

On 26 Apr 1923 [her father] King George VI of the United Kingdom (age 27) and [her mother] Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England (age 22) were married at Westminster Abbey [Map]. She the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne (age 68) and Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck (age 60). He the son of George V King United Kingdom (age 57) and Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England (age 55).

Mary Elphinstone (age 12) and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (age 11) were bridesmaids.

On 21 Apr 1926 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was born to King George VI of the United Kingdom (age 30) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England (age 25).

On 20 Apr 1931 Gottfried Hermann Alfred Hohenlohe Langenburg (age 34) and [her future sister-in-law] Princess Margarita Glücksburg (age 26) were married. They were second cousin once removed. He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1933. Philip de László (age 63). Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 6).

Abdication of Edward VIII

On 11 Dec 1936 [her uncle] King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (age 42) abdicated VIII King of the United Kingdom. [her father] King George VI of the United Kingdom (age 40) succeeded VI King of the United Kingdom. Duke York merged with the Crown.

Before 25 Apr 1939 Thomas William Anson (age 26) and Anne Ferelith Bowes-Lyon (age 21) were married at St Margaret's Church, Westminster [Map]. The wedding was attended by the [her father] King (age 43) and [her mother] Queen (age 38), Princesses Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 13) and [her sister] Princess Margaret (age 8) - see Pathe. He the son of Thomas Edward Anson 4th Earl Lichfield (age 55) and Evelyn Maud Keppel Countess Lichfield (age 52).

In 1946 George William Hanover (age 30) and [her future sister-in-law] Sophie Glücksburg (age 31) were married. He the son of Ernest Augustus Hanover Duke Brunswick (age 58) and Viktoria Luise Hohenzollern Duchess Brunswick (age 53). They were second cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 21 Oct 1947 David Allan Bethell 5th Baron Westbury (age 25) and Ursula James were married at St Martin in the Fields [Map]. Princesses Elizabeth (age 21) and [her sister] Margaret (age 17) attended the wedding, as did the [her uncle] Duke (age 47) and Duchess (age 45) of Gloucester.

Before 20 Nov 1947 [her future husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 26) was created 1st Duke Edinburgh.

On 20 Nov 1947 Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 26) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 21) were married at Westminster Abbey [Map]. She the daughter of King George VI of the United Kingdom (age 51) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England (age 47). They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 2 grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 14 Nov 1948 [her son] King Charles III was born to [her husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 27) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 22).

In 1950 Robert Anthony Eden 1st Earl Avon (age 52) was appointed 915th Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 23).

On 15 Aug 1950 [her daughter] Princess Anne Windsor was born to [her husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 29) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 24).

On 21 Oct 1950 David Lascelles 8th Earl of Harewood was born to George Henry Hubert Lascelles 7th Earl Harewood (age 27) and Marion Stein Countess Harewood (age 24) at 2 Orme Square Baywater. He was baptised at All Saints Church Harewood [Map]. His godparents included Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 24), [her grandmother] Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England (age 83), Margaret Selina Lascelles Viscountess Boyne (age 67) and his uncle Gerald David Lascelles (age 26). He a great grandson of George V King United Kingdom.

Death of George VI Accession of Elizabeth II

On 06 Feb 1952 [her father] King George VI of the United Kingdom (age 56) died at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. He was buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [Map]. His daughter Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 25) succeeded II Queen of the United Kingdom; she was at her Kenyan home Sagana Lodge.

On 10 Jan 1953 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott 9th Duke Buccleuch 11th Duke Queensberry (age 29) and Jane McNeill Duchess of Buccleuch (age 23) were married at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. The ceremony was attended by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 26) and the [her husband] Duke of Edinburgh (age 31) as well as a number of other members of the Royal family. He the son of Walter Scott 8th Duke Buccleuch 10th Duke Queensberry (age 58) and Vreda Lascelles Duchess Buccleuch and Queensbury (age 52).

On 02 Jun 1953 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 27) was crowned 2nd King of the United Kingdom.

Coronation of Elizabeth II

On 02 Jun 1953 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 27) was crowned King of the United Kingdom by Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher (age 66) at Westminster Abbey [Map].

Her ladies in waiting were:

Mistress of the Robes: Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil Duchess Devonshire (age 57)

Maids of Honour:

Mary Baillie-Hamilton (age 19)

Jane Antonia Frances Vane-Tempest-Stewart (age 20)

Nancy Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (age 18)

Anne Veronica Coke Baroness Glenconner (age 20)

Moyra Kathleen Hamilton (age 23)

In 1954 Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness 2nd Earl Iveagh (age 79) was appointed 916th Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 27).

On 19 Feb 1960 [her son] Prince Andrew Windsor 1st Duke York was born to [her husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 38) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 33) at Belgian Suite Buckingham Palace. He was baptised on 08 Apr 1960 by Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher (age 72) at the Music Room, Buckingham Palace.

In 1962 John Loder 2nd Baron Wakehurst (age 66) was appointed 926th Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 35).

London Premiere of Lawrence of Arabia

On 10 Dec 1962 Lawrence of Arabia received its premiere in London at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square. The event was attended by [her husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 41) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 36). Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, David Lean Director), Sam Spiegel (Producer) and Freddie Young (cameraman) attended. In the audience were Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Attenborough, his wife and son. Noël Coward attended the after-party.

On 10 Mar 1964 [her son] Prince Edward Windsor Duke of Edinburgh was born to [her husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 42) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 37).

On 16 Oct 1969 [her sister-in-law] Theodora Glücksburg (age 63) died.

In 1972 Evelyn Baring 1st Baron Howick (age 68) was appointed 946th Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 45).

In 1974 John Henry Guy Neville 5th Marquess Abergavenny (age 59) was appointed 951st Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 47).

On 24 Apr 1981 [her sister-in-law] Princess Margarita Glücksburg (age 76) died.

On 29 Jul 1981 [her son] Prince Charles (age 32) and [her daughter-in-law] Diana Spencer Princess Wales (age 20) were married at St Paul's Cathedral [Map]. She by marriage Princess of Wales. She the daughter of John Spencer 8th Earl Spencer (age 57) and Frances Ruth Roche Countess Spencer (age 45). He the son of Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 60) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 55).

In Apr 1990 Arthur Valerian Wellesley 8th Duke Wellington (age 74) was appointed 972nd Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 63).

On 24 Nov 2001 [her sister-in-law] Sophie Glücksburg (age 87) died.

On 30 Mar 2002 [her mother] Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England died.

On 09 Apr 2005 [her son] Prince Charles (age 56) and [her daughter-in-law] Queen Consort Camilla Shand (age 57) were married at Windsor Guildhall. He the son of Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 83) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 78).

On 09 Apr 2021 [her husband] Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 99) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. His son [her son] King Charles III (age 72) succeeded 2nd Duke Edinburgh.

On 08 Sep 2022 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 96) died. [her son] King Charles III (age 73) was crowned 3rd King of the United Kingdom.

Christoph Ernst August Hesse-Kassel and Sophie Glücksburg were married. He the son of Frederick Charles I King Finland and Margaret Hohenzollern. They were second cousin once removed. He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Royal Ancestors of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1926-2022

Kings Wessex: Great x 25 Grand Daughter of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 22 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 28 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 23 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Daughter of King George VI of the United Kingdom

Kings Scotland: Great x 19 Grand Daughter of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 21 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 16 Grand Daughter of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France

Royal Descendants of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1926-2022

King Charles III x 1

Ancestors of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1926-2022

Great x 1 Grandfather: King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom

GrandFather: George V King United Kingdom Son of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Great x 1 Grandmother: Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland

Father: King George VI of the United Kingdom Son of George V King United Kingdom

Great x 1 Grandfather: Francis Teck 3 x Great Grand Son of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland

GrandMother: Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England Great Grand Daughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandmother: Princess Mary Adelaide Hanover Grand Daughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Daughter of King George VI of the United Kingdom

Great x 1 Grandfather: Claude Bowes-Lyon 13th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Claude Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne 15 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Mother: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandfather: Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck 10 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

GrandMother: Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandmother: Caroline Louisa Burnaby