Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and, in some of her realms, carries the title of Defender of the Faith as part of her full title.
On her accession on 6 February 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. From 1956 to 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. At present, in addition to the first four ...
Queen Elizabeth II has formally announced her first state visit to the Republic of Ireland later this year.She will be the first British monarch to visit Ireland in a century.The 84-year-old queen will be accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, during the symbolic visit. No specific date has been given for the visit.King George V was the last British monarch to visit Ireland, when he spent six days in Dublin in 1911, when Britain and Ireland were still united under a single crown.Speaking about the Royal visit, Julian King, the British Ambassador said the invitation ...
Queen Elizabeth sails again.
The original Queen Elizabeth was scrapped in 1974; the new Cunard version will set sail in October 2010 and bookings for the new ocean liner will go on sale April 2.
Queen Elizabeth will feature many of the same elements as sister ships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, but also add some modern flair.
The ship's public spaces will include:
Queens Room - a new take on the traditional Cunard ballroom, with artwork depicting views from royal palaces, and photography of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family, along with a 1000-square-foot dance ...
Dec 26, 2008
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivered a somber Christmas broadcast Thursday, acknowledging how the economic crisis has cast a shadow over the traditional festive season.The sober tone was in sharp contrast to last year's address when the monarch opined about the value of a happy family and the importance of helping the disadvantaged.Britain has taken a significant hit in the global economic downturn with the collapse of several venerable retail icons such as Woolworths, unemployment nearing the two million mark and the value of the British pound dropping to ...
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