Definition of Elizabeth II from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Elizabeth II

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(1926-) the queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. She is the daughter of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth. She had one sister, Princess Margaret. In 1947 she married Prince Philip of Greece, who had just been made the Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey. Her father died in 1952 and Elizabeth was crowned (= officially made queen) on 2 June 1953. She is a respected and well-loved monarch with a great interest in the Commonwealth. The Queen and Prince Philip have four children, Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. note at royal family