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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Queen Elizabeth II 84th Birthday Today...

In commemoration of HRM Queen Elizabeth II 84th birthday today April 21 I would like to do a series of posts over the next few days highlighting her life.

What better place to start than at the beginning. Elizabeth Alexandria Mary Windsor the first child of Prince Albert, Duke of York and his wife Elizabeth was born by C-section April 21, 1926.
Her official title at birth was Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York. She was then 3rd in line to the throne behind her Uncle Edward, Prince of Wales and her father. There was no reason at the time of her birth to presume she would ever be Queen of England, it was always assumed that the Prince of Wales would marry and have children providing an heir to the throne.

Elizabeth was very close to her grandfather King George V he always enjoyed her company especially in his final days, she provided great relief to him. In 1936 he died leaving the throne to the still unmarried Edward Prince of Wales. Elizabeth now became 2nd in line to the throne after her father and within the year after her uncle would abdicate the throne to her father she would become the Heiress Presumptive , and was there after known as Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth.

Elizabeth grew up with her only sibling Princess Margaret born in 1930. She was much loved and doted on by both her parents and the royal household. She was known at a very early age to be "a jolly little girl, but fundamentally sensible and well-behaved". Winston Churchill described Elizabeth at two as "a character. She has an air of authority and reflectiveness astonishing in an infant."

The following pictures are newly released never before seen pictures of Elizabeth as a baby. They are now on display at Windsor Castle in commemoration of her 84th birthday.

Tomorrow I will doing her early to teen years. I hope you will drop by and check out the commentary and pictures.

“I have to be seen to be believed.” Elizabeth II


  1. Thanks for posting this! There are details here that I didn't know about her. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your posts. Happy Birthday QE2!

  2. Thanks for the post. One rarely thinks of the Royal Family as little children unless you have watched them grow up and for our generation that will mean Princes William and Harry. It is hard to connect the baby pictures above with the Queen as I have always seen her.

  3. Great post, I look forward to more pictures and details about the woman I most admire.

  4. Lovely! What a cute baby she was! Happy B-Day to her:)

  5. Wonderful idea for a series~ I'm looking forward to the future installments. And I always love those old photos!

  6. I didn't know that April was the month of the queens birthday.
    The post is very interesting as well as your blog.
    Cheers from Canada


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