Person    | Female  Born 21/4/1926  Died 8/9/2022

Queen Elizabeth II

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. For information on where she was brought up see Byron Statue. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on the abdication of his brother) and so she became next in line. Married Philip in 1947 with whom she has 4 children. On her father's death on 6 February 1952 she became Queen, crowned on 2 June 1953. Since 1959 her official birthday has been the second Saturday in June.

The portrait is by Lucian Freud.

Not surprisingly, there were meticulous plans for the events following her death (code name 'London Bridge is down') as detailed in this 2017 Guardian article.

2022: The Evening Standard reported that she had "opened more than 100 buildings in London during her seven decades on the throne."

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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Anglo-Swiss friendship

{On the large plaque:} On 15 April 1991, on the occasion of the 700th annive...

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Commonwealth Walkway

Unveiled shortly before 5/8/19.

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Cutty Sark Gardens - Opening

The plaque was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen to mark the opening of Cutty...

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Dovehouse Green - blue plaques

{Top plaque:} To celebrate the silver jubilee of Elizabeth II 1952-1977 and ...

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Ealing Town Hall restoration

{Beneath an emblem reading "Queen's Diamond Jubilee 60":} The restoration of ...

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70th Anniversary of Goodenough College

This tablet was unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen to mark the 70th Anniversar...

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75th Anniversary of Goodenough College

{On one of the rings:} By wisdom a house is built and through understanding ...

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Afghan and Iraq wars

Our photo shows the relief at the front representing the military operations....

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Austin Friars & the Queens

To commemorate the visit by Their Majesties Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Beat...

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Australian War Memorial

Green Western Australian granite, with polished slabs forming a curved wall c...

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Queen Victoria's first visit to the City of London (as queen)

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