Profile of the Day: Elizabeth II
Happy 88th birthday to Queen Elizabeth! She was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London. At the time of her birth, no one would have predicted that she would someday become queen. Her father, Prince Albert, succeeded to the throne after his brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne six months into his reign.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the longest reigning monarchs in the history of Great Britain. By September of next year, she will surpass Queen Victoria’s reign.
Are you related to the Royal family? Explore Queen Elizabeth’s family tree to see how you’re related!