Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on April 21, 1926 in Mayfair, London.
Then-Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, the son of Princess Alice of Battenberg and Prince Andrew of Greece, in Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947. They were married for nearly 74 years when he died on April 9, 2021 at age 99.
She ascended the throne on Feb. 6, 1952 after her father, King George VI, died while she was on a royal tour in Kenya. Her Coronation took place on June 2, 1953, and was broadcast on television around the world.
The Queen is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in history.
She has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. She has eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.