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  1. Jun 01, 2022 · Queen Mary, 1867-1953. Queen Elizabeth’s grandmother Queen Mary was royal by birth (her great-grandfather was King George III). Despite technically being a princess of the German Duchy of Teck ...

  2. Marie and her siblings, Prince Alfred (b. 1874, known as "Young Affie"), and Princesses Victoria Melita (b. 1876, known as "Ducky"), Alexandra (b. 1878, known as "Sandra") and Beatrice (b. 1884, known as "Baby Bee"), spent much of their early life at Eastwell Park, which their mother preferred instead of Clarence House, their official residence.

  3. Feb 07, 2006 · Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne at age 18, following the death of her uncle, William IV, in 1837. She was an ardent imperialist and took an intense interest in her colonial subjects. Queen Victoria favoured Confederation and acted as a unifying influence for Canada’s provinces. While the Queen never visited Canada, five of her nine ...

  4. May 20, 2022 · For two weeks, from May 27 onwards, Madame Tussauds will exhibit gowns including the 1953 Coronation Dress, Order of the Garter mantle, Day Dress and a French white satin gown from 1956.

  5. Jun 01, 2022 · Just six weeks after the death of her sister, Princess Margaret, on 9 February 2002 aged 71, the Queen suffered another loss when the Queen Mother died in her sleep aged 101.

  6. Queen Elizabeth II: Civilisation. Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she ...

  7. Jun 03, 2022 · A long church service, however, would have been unenjoyable. And as the Queen once observed – to her then-Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie – ‘I don’t think you should ever leave a ...

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