Sunday, September 6, 2015

HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

On September 9, 2015 Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest serving monarch and overtake the record of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Queen Elizabeth II will officially reach the landmark at 5:30pm on Wednesday, 63 years and 217 days after her father King George VI died.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of sixteen realms of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is the head of the Commonwealth, and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Upon her accession on February 6 1952, Elizabeth became head of the Commonwealth and queen regant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. Her coronation the following year was the first to be televised.

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II upon her Coronation in 1953. She holds the Sovereign's Orb, the Sceptre with the Cross and wears the Imperial State Crown.

HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain wearing The Imperial State Crown