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Elizabeth II was the Queen of the UK and other Commonwealth countries.
She was born on April 21st, 1926. She died on September 8th, 2022.
She married Philip in 1947 and they had 4 children together.
She became queen in 1952 when her father, King George, died.
She was queen for 70 years. It was the longest reign in history.
The heir to the throne was Charles, her eldest son. He has now become King Charles III.
As queen, she was not supposed to intervene in government matters. The prime minister is the person who runs the country. The monarch has to be neutral when it comes to politics.
The British monarchy is admired all around the world. However, the British monarchy also remains controversial. Some people say it’s a very costly institution.
It is generally accepted that the greatest two monarchs of all time were women: Elizabeth the first 1559 to 1603 who encouraged the arts and exploration, and Queen Victoria 1837 to 1901 who ruled over the British Empire when it covered the whole world.