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Elizabeth II, in full Elizabeth Alexandra Mary , officially Elizabeth II. She April 21,1926 , London , England. In 2015, she passed Victoria to become the longest -reigning monarch in British history. Elizabeth was the elder daughter of Prince Albert ,duke of York and his wife , lady Elizabeth Bowes-lyon

Elizabeth father and mother divided their time between a home in London and Royal Lodge . Elizabeth and her younger sister Margaret were educated at home by tutors . Academic course include French , mathematics and history along with dancing , singing and art lesson

When Elizabeth grandfather George V died in 1936, his eldest son became King Edward VIII. Edward , however , was in love with American divorcee Wallis Simpson and had to choose between the crown and his heart . In the end , Edward chose Simpson and abdicated

The event change the course of her life , making her the heir presumptive to the British Crown. Her father was King George VI in 1937, taking on the name George to emphasize continuity with his father . Her mother became Queen Elizabeth ; On King George's death in 1952 , she became Queen mother and her daughter became Queen Elizabeth II

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