Queen Elizabeth II biography

  • The golden age of Elizabeth

    When she became Queen at the age of 25, few could have imagined the lengthy and successful reign that lay ahead.Winston Churchill, however, predicted that Britain was about to a...

  • Weathering tempestuous times

    "Nineteen ninety two is not a year I shall look back on with undiluted pleasure. It has turned out to be an 'annus horribilis'. " This was how the Queen...

  • The most travelled monarch in history

    On her 2011 tour of Australia she was greeted by hundreds and thousands of well-wishers, prompting commentators who'd previously dubbed this her farewell tour to ask, when will she be...

  • Britain's young Princess ascends the throne

    On the morning of February 6, 1952, while staying at Treetops resort in Kenya, Princess Elizabeth was informed by her husband Philip that her father, King George VI, had passed...

  • The love that stood the test of time

    The 64-year union between the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, is at the heart of a family which has endured through decades of change and controversy. Elizabeth first met...

  • An idyllic royal childhood

    Little could the Princess born on April 21, 1926, have imagined that she would go on to become Queen Elizabeth II – much loved for her wisdom, steadfastness and enduring...

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