the Queen & the royal family

Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, in London. Elizabeth was the elder daughter of King George IV, duke of York and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She had a younger sister, Princess Margaret. In 2015 she surpassed Queen Victoria to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

the Royal Family

The princess’s education was supervised by her mother, who entrusted Elizabeth and her sister to a governess, Marion Crawford

Elizabeth married her distant cousin Philip Mountbatten and had four children: Prince Charles (heir apparent), Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Her extensive family includes several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

ROYAL HOUSE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

House of Windsor, is the  reigning  royal house of the United Kingdom, which succeeded the house of Hanover on the death of its last monarch, Queen Victoria, in 1901.

Queen Elizabeth II’s children would normally have borne their father’s surname, Mountbatten. However, in 1952, Queen Elizabeth declared  that her children and descendants would bear the surname Windsor. That decision was later modified so that prince/ princess and royal highness should bear the name Mountbatten-Windsor.