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  Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth viewed a centuries-old Royal Barge Procession and the glory of the Ayutthaya era in a light and sound show at the former capital last night.
After the performance, the British Queen was presented with a miniature royal barge of teak with pearl inlaid by provincial governor Banchong Kantavirut.
Queen Elizabeth will this morning visit Satriwitthaya School to see an anti-drug project and the Thailand Cultural Centre, accompanied by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, to open an exhibition of rare Thai manuscripts and royal gifts between Queen Victoria and King Mongkut.
www.escati.com /news/royal_visit.htm   (640 words)

  
  Queen Elizabeth II | Queen of the United Kingdom
—HM Elizabeth II Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was born in London on April, 21 1926, first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, subsequently King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
The Queen ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.
Three videos named respectively: "Elizabeth R," "From Princess To Queen" and "The Queen's Birthday Parade." The first video covers her early life, the second chronicles a year in her life, and the third is a celebration of the Queen's birthday.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96apr/elizabeth2.html   (854 words)

  
  Elizabeth II - MSN Encarta
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London, the first child of the duke and duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
During World War II (1939-1945) Elizabeth and her younger sister were sent for safety from Buckingham Palace in London to live first at Balmoral, Scotland, and later at the royal lodge at Windsor, England.
Throughout this period Elizabeth’s primary role was as a symbol of unity and continuity within the Commonwealth of Nations; Elizabeth and her husband frequently visited the Commonwealth nations.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556932/Elizabeth_II.html   (999 words)

  
  Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth married HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on 20 November 1947.
Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and fur cape and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb at her Coronation (2 June 1953).
Elizabeth II in uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_II   (5941 words)

  
 BBC - History - Elizabeth II (1926-)
Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1952.
Elizabeth was born on 21 April 1926 in London, the first child of Albert, Duke of York, and his wife, formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
For more than 50 years, during a period of great change in Britain, the queen has carried out her political duties as head of state, the ceremonial responsibilities of the sovereign and a large annual programme of visits in the United Kingdom as well as numerous foreign tours.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/elizabeth_ii_queen.shtml   (278 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Gown
It pleased the Queen, but the fact that it was embroidered in silver and crystal caused her to remark that it closely resembled her wedding dress.
Queen Victoria wore all white at her Coronation, but she was only eighteen and unmarried, whereas the Queen would be a twenty seven year old mother of two at her Coronation.
The picture of the Queen in her full regalia shows the correct colour of the beading and depicts the dress exactly as it must have been the day the photograph was taken.
www.fashion-era.com /coronation_dress.htm   (3196 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born on 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms.
Elizabeth II has seen a number of her former territories and realms leave this shared relationship and become kingdoms under a different dynasty, or republics.
Elizabeth was named after her mother, while her two middle names are those of her paternal great-grandmother Queen Alexandra and grandmother Queen Mary respectively.
www.the-world-in-focus.com /Europe/England/Royal_Family/queenelizabethii.html   (1164 words)

  
 The British Queen
Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 in London.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.
The Queen as married to the HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the son of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/questions/theQueen.htm   (638 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: The Royal Family
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York was born on April 21, 1926, at her maternal grandparents' home in London, the first child for the Duke and Duchess of York.
Elizabeth's accession to the throne was something of a fluke, the result of the dramatic abdication by her uncle, Edward VIII, to marry the American divorc ée Wallis Simpson.
Elizabeth is one of the wealthiest women in the world, with a net worth of $818 million in 2004, according to Forbes magazine.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/royals/queenelizabeth.html   (920 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was third in line for the throne at her birth, but it was generally assumed that she would never get that far.
Suddenly Elizabeth's father was no longer the stuttering, knock-kneed Prince George, but King George VI, and Elizabeth was no longer just a royal princess, she was heir to the throne.
In the book, the governess told about confiding to 13-year-old Elizabeth that she yearned to marry, but that the palace would not approve, to which the princess replied, "'You must see, Crawfie, that it would not be at all convenient just now.'" Crawford stayed in her job, unmarried, until Elizabeth was 21.
www.nndb.com /people/174/000023105   (562 words)

  
 Mandy's British Royalty - HM Queen Elizabeth II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Queen was born in London on April 21, 1926, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, later to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Princess Elizabeth was educated at home with Princess Margaret, and after their father succeeded to the throne in 1936 and she became heir presumptive, she began studies in constitutional history and law.
Elizabeth had been very much her father's daughter and she loved him dearly, and taking on the new responsibilities as Queen and to have him gone like this was going to be a great deal to bear.
www.mandysroyalty.org /Queen.html   (1954 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions About Queen Elizabeth II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In common practice Queen Elizabeth II is referred to simply as "The Queen", to differentiate her from her mother, who is called "Queen Elizabeth".
The Queen was married to Prince Philip, the son of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece, on November 20, 1947 in Westminster Abbey in London.
Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor.
www.library.mun.ca /qeii/qeiifaq.php   (1132 words)

  
 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Duke is Queen Elizabeth's second cousin once removed; they are both descended from Christian IX of Denmark (she being a great-great-granddaughter through Alexandra of Denmark, and the Duke is a great-grandson through George I of Greece).
Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and fur cape and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb at her Coronation (2 June 1953).
The Queen, or her Governors-General in the realms outside the United Kingdom, also gives a speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament, outlining the government's legislative agenda for the year, but the speech is written by government ministers and reflects the view of the elected government.
www.search.com /reference/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (8107 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II biography
Even as a child, Princess Elizabeth understood the full significance of the role into which she had been born; and yet coupled with that awareness was an ardent desire to lead a simple, traditional country life.
Princess Elizabeth was initially educated at home, although the Duchess of York had always harboured the hope that one day her daughter would attend public school, and thus learn about matters both intellectual and social.
Princess Elizabeth had become Queen Elizabeth II, but she had never quite ceased to be “Lilibet” – the little girl who knew both her duty and her own mind, and was determined to be the best and the most “normal” regent that she could.
www.britainexpress.com /royals/queen.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Windsor): Classy, charming and powerful - one of the biggest political stars at ...
Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 independent Realms known as the Commonwealth Realms.
She was the first child of Duke and Duchess of York, replacing King George VI and the original Queen Elizabeth.
The Queen turned 80 years old on April 21, 2006; she is the third oldest reigning monarch in British history.
www.mondostars.com /politics/queenelizabethII.html   (749 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II's Ceremonial Robes Designed by Norman Hartnell
When Miss Staniland attempted to fit the Queen's dress to its polystyrene dress form she found that the weight of the embroidery dragged the skirt down, increasing the strain on the weave.
Within three years of the wedding ceremony, the Princess was a mother of two infants and it was at this period that press columnists began to describe her as 'dowdy' and 'frumpish'.
When Elizabeth II stepped out of the plane onto English soil, she was wearing deep fl.
www.fashion-era.com /the_queens_robes.htm   (2037 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Lucien Freud
Freud was approached by a royal representative with regard to painting a portrait of the queen.
Elizabeth II has over the decades of her reign shown her ability to stear her course through the ever changing modern world of conflicting ideas, public scrutiny and mass communication.
For the Queen to have her portrait forever show the containment of personal laughter is an historic way for her to mark the new millennium.
www.tinmangallery.com /portraits/queenFreud/queenPortraitFreud.html   (815 words)

  
 Astrology Software for Research - Queen Elizabeth II - astrology chart
Elizabeth became Queen at age 25 upon the death on 2/06/1952 of her father, King George V. As a young girl, she was a happy child raised in a close, protective family.
On 6/02/1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England.
Princess Margaret, 71, died of a stroke on 2/09/2002, and the beloved "Queen Mum" died at 101, on 3/31/2002.
www.astrodatabank.com /NM/QueenElizabethII.htm   (1274 words)

  
 HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II BRITISH MONARCHY - THE ROYAL FAMILY, PRINCE PHILLIP, CHARLES, HARRY, ANDREW DUKE OF ...
The Queen was born in London on 21 April 1926, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, subsequently King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Shortly after her eighteenth birthday in 1944, Princess Elizabeth was appointed a Counsellor of State during the King's absence on a tour of the Italian battlefields and, for the first time, carried out some of the duties of Head of State.
In 1660-1, the regalia was entirely remade for King Charles II and it is these objects, among them the crown, orb and sceptres with which Queen Elizabeth II was invested at her coronation, which form the heart of the collection in the Tower of London today.
www.solarnavigator.net /queen_elizabeth_her_royal_highness.htm   (1924 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth II | Queen of the United Kingdom
—HM Elizabeth II Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was born in London on April, 21 1926, first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, subsequently King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
The Queen ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.
Three videos named respectively: "Elizabeth R," "From Princess To Queen" and "The Queen's Birthday Parade." The first video covers her early life, the second chronicles a year in her life, and the third is a celebration of the Queen's birthday.
www2.lucidcafe.com /lucidcafe/library/96apr/elizabeth2.html   (554 words)

  
 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Wikinfo
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born April 21, 1926) is the Queen regnant and head of state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and 16 Commonwealth Realms.
Elizabeth succeeded to the throne following the death of her father in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth is a central character in a series of murder mystery novels by the Canadian author Douglas Whiteway (writing under the penname C.
wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (5780 words)

  
 Kentucky Derby bows to Queen Elizabeth - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The queen, an avid horse enthusiast, got her first look Saturday at Churchill Downs, a racing icon best known for its twin spires and hospitality on Derby Day when mint juleps flow and fancy hats are in fashion.
The queen wore a fine wool coat of lime green, with a matching silk dress in a small floral print and a lime green hat with a fuchsia trim.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, take in the sights at the 133rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday.
www.cnn.com /2007/US/05/05/queen.derby.ap/index.html   (870 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth Ii - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ingrid Seward, a prolific writer on the English royal family, was the last journalist to interview Princess Diana before her death in August 1997.
The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I and the Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II has quietly become one of the longest-reigning monarchs in English history.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /queen_elizabeth_ii.htm   (202 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The British Royal Windsor Family - Queen Elizabeth II
The Monarchy: An Oral Biography of Elizabeth II by Gerald Strober and Deborah H. Strober.
Royal Racing: The Queen and Queen Mother's Sporting Life by Sean Smith is about the abiding passion of Elizabeth II and her mother for horse racing.
Queen and Country: The Fifty-Year Reign of Elizabeth II by William Shawcross.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Windsor/ElizabethII.html   (2937 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Elizabeth II, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (British And Irish History, Biography) - ...
Elizabeth II 1926–;, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1952–;), elder daughter and successor of George VI.
During World War II she trained as a junior subaltern (second lieutenant) in the women's services.
Although the queen, who in public is formal and unemotional, continues to be greatly admired and respected, since the mid-1980s a barrage of tabloid reports about her children and their spouses has seriously tarnished the royal image.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/E/Elizbet2Eng.html   (479 words)

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