Queen Elizabeth Biography
|Popular Name:||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Birth Name:||Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor|
|Birth Date:||21 April 1926|
|Birth Place:||Mayfair, London, United Kingdom|
Prince Philip of Denmark
|Years active:||1952 till date|
|Net Worth:||$600 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Queen Elizabeth II is a very popular figure as she is one of the most iconic personalities of this century. She is the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom and about 16 other countries in the world, which include the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. She is also Head of the Commonwealth of countries. You may think you know about this very renowned personality, but how much do you really know? You just have to carry on with reading this article to discover more information including Queen Elizabeth net worth 2020, biography, family, personal life, and accomplishments.
Queen Elizabeth’s Early Life
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, on 21 April 1926, to Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, and Albert Frederick Arthur George (George VI). Her mother was a daughter of Scottish aristocrat Claude Bowes-Lyon. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is the grand-daughter of Queen Mary and King George V.
Along with her sister Margaret, Elizabeth started her education at home, and learned art, singing, dancing, geography, mathematics, French, and history. Her childhood took a crucial turn when her grandfather King George V died and her uncle Edward VIII rejected the throne in 1936 to be with his lady love and two time divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Consequently, Elizabeth’s father Frederick Arthur George (George VI) was crowned the king and this made Elizabeth the crown princess and the next in line to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth’s Career
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became the Queen on February 6 1952, but before then, she undertook public duties during World War Two. In 1942, she was appointed as colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Parliamentary laws were restructured to make her Counselor of State in the King’s absence. In February 1945, she worked in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She trained as a mechanic and driver and got a rank of junior commander. After her accession as Queen, she became head of independent states, which were part of the British Empire and later became known as Commonwealth of Nations.
Starting with her 1957 visit to the United States and her address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, Elizabeth has played a crucial and important role in world politics. She played a huge part in the abolition of apartheid in South Africa, resolving matters of the Suez Canal crisis, the fight in Grenada and the Falkland Islands. She Extensively toured these countries, and became the first reigning monarch of New Zealand and Australia to visit those nations. She has made a number of tours and state visits to the Commonwealth countries. Due to her long reign as Queen, Queen Elizabeth II has become the most-widely traveled head of state in the world.
Awards & Achievements
The Queen herself is the one who awards most coveted awards like Knighthood, so it is unthinkable and strange to expect that she herself would be a recipient of the award. However, here is a strange trivia of an award given to her. For the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, she herself acted a short film with Hollywood film star Daniel Craig. For this, she received an honorary BAFTA award in celebration of her patronage to the film industry.
To top off all her accomplishments, Elizabeth is the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom and about 16 other countries in the world, which include New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. She is also Head of the Commonwealth of countries.
Personal Life, Husband & Children
On November 20 1947, Elizabeth got married to Prince Philip of Denmark and Greece, her third cousin through Queen Victoria, and second cousin through King Christian IX of Denmark. Her children include: Prince Charles, born on 14 November 1948, Princess Anne born in 1950, Prince Andrew born in 1960, and Prince Edward was born in 1964.
In 1969, the Queen declared her first child Prince Charles her successor and gave him the title ‘Prince of Wales.’
At the age of 93, Queen Elizabeth stands at 163cm tall and has a weight of 58kg. Her hair is all grey but she still maintains her dark brown eyes.
Queen Elizabeth Net Worth
The net worth of the queen has always been a subject of speculation. As a very popular figure and one of the most iconic personalities of this century who also happens to be the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom and about 16 other countries in the world, which include New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, as well as Head of the Commonwealth of countries, it is expected that Queen Elizabeth net worth would be rolling into millions. The Queen’s personal properties include Balmoral Castle in Scotland pegged at $150 million, and the Sandringham House in Norfolk valued at $70 million.
The queen gets a 15% share in the total income of the Crown Trust, which has been assigned with the crown properties. She collects about $60 million every year from the Crown Trust, which generates a yearly income of over $400 million.
Queen Elizabeth has never been featured on any wealthy people’s list but she reigns as one of the richest and most powerful women in the world.
Queen Elizabeth net worth 2020 is approximately $600 million. The world wishes the 93-year-old Queen and her husband Prince Philip a good health and a Platinum Jubilee of her accession as Queen by the year 2022.