Born April 21, 1926 in Mayfair, London, Princess Elizabeth was the first child of King George VI, who ruled from 1936 after his brother King Edward VIII resigned, until his death in 1952. During the Second World War, Princess Elizabeth joined
the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army, where she served as a mechanic and rose to the rank of Junior Commander. Before taking the throne, Elizabeth married Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947. The union produced four children and lasted until April 9, 2021, when Philip died at age 99. Queen Elizabeth II had her coronation
at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, with the ceremony being overseen by Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher. Read more.