How Old Is Queen Elizabeth Now And Her Age When She Became Queen?

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Queen Elizabeth is the Queen and de facto Head of State of the United Kingdom, as well as the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth II marked 65 years of ascending to the throne in 2019, making her the longest-reigning British monarch in history.

She succeeded her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, but was coronated on June 2, 1953. Her longevity often makes one wonder – how old is Queen Elizabeth now?

Contained below are a few facts we uncovered about the world’s second-oldest serving Head of State.

Queen Elizabeth’s Cause of Death

Queen Elizabeth II, died peacefully on 8th September 2022 at her home which is located in Scotland. She was 96 years old. Queen’s health had worsened due to which she was kept under medical supervision. Her family members rushed to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to see her and be with her.

“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” the new king, her eldest son Charles, said.

“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” the 73-year-old said in a statement.

How Old is Queen Elizabeth Now and When She Became Queen?

According to official birth records, Queen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom. Up until her ascension to the throne, she’s known as Princess Elizabeth of York. Her Majesty as of April 21, 2019, celebrated her 93rd birthday anniversary.

Elizabeth became heir presumptive in 1935 after her father became King, following the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII. She was subsequently proclaimed Queen in 1952 after news of the death of her ailing father broke.

The Princess was just a couple of months away from clocking 26 at that time. Elizabeth, while still in Kenya on a foreign mission with her husband, decided not to change her name, prompting her to be styled officially as Elizabeth II.

Father and Mother

Her father was King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) King of the United Kingdom from 11 December 1936 until his death on 6 February 1952. King George was the second son of King George V and hence was not expected to ascend to the throne. He became King after his older Edward abdicated the throne.

The mother of Queen Elizabeth was Elizabeth Angela Marguerite wife of King George VI. She was Queen of the United Kingdom, a title accorded to her to distinguish her from her daughter who reigned as Queen for a great portion of her lifetime.

She died on the 30 March 2002, in her sleep at 101 years and 238 days. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite holds the record as the longest-lived member of the royal family in British history.


Queen Elizabeth II only sibling was Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. Until her death, Margaret was viewed as a controversial member of the Royal family because of her romantic affairs with several men (some extra-marital). Her personality came across as an opposite of her more cultured and controlled sister the Queen.

Margaret fell in love with Captain Peter Townsend a divorcee, the union was opposed by the Royal family, British Government and the Church of England who refused to support marriage to a divorced man. Margaret eventually married Antony Armstrong-Jones with whom she had two children – David Armstrong-Jones, Lady Sarah Chatto. The couple divorced in 1978.

A heavy drinker and smoker, Margaret died at the age of 71 at King Edward VII’s Hospital on 9 February 2002.

How Long Has Queen Elizabeth II Been Married?

Queen Elizabeth II has been blessed with Longevity, both as a reigning monarch and as a wife and mother. At the age of 13, she met Philip, a second cousin who was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece. They fell in love and got married on the 20th of November 1947.

She is the longest-reigning British monarch of all time. She is also the oldest living monarch and has presided over the evolution of the British monarch whilst maintaining its traditions.

How Many Children Does Queen Elizabeth II She Have?

Queen Elizabeth II wedded Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on the 20th of November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, London. The union has been blessed with four children. Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

Charles, Prince of Wales

The Queen’s first child was born Charles Philip Arthur George on the 14th of November 1948. At the age of eight, he was sent off to boarding school rather than learning at home. Charles eventually enrolled at the University of Cambridge where he got a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Anthropology, and History.

Upon graduation, he joined the Royal Air Force serving from 1971 to 1976. At the age of 33, Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a very publicized wedding. The wedding would bring a lot of attention to the monarchy partly due to Diana’s public appeal and the subsequent divorce and later Diana’s death. They had two children William and Harry.

In 1996, Charles and Diana divorced after it became apparent that their relationship had gone sour and was playing out publicly like a bad soap opera. Charles re-married in 2005 to Camilla Parker Bowles.

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Anne, Princess Royal

Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born on the 15th of August 1950 at Clarence House while her mother was still Princess Elizabeth. She is the only daughter of the Queen. She schooled at Benenden School and while at school she excelled at horse riding, a hobby she would take up as a sport and compete at the highest levels.

As an elite equestrian, she was a vital part of the winning British team at the European Eventing Championship in 1971 winning an individual title at the same competition. Anne was also named the BBC Sports Personality of the year in 1971. She was part of the British team at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and between 1986 and 199, Anne was the President of the Fédération Équestre Internationale.

She met her first husband, an Army officer Capt. Mark Phillips in 1968 at an event for horse riders and enthusiasts. They wedded at Westminster Abbey London and have two children – Peter and a daughter Zara Philips. Anne and Philips divorced and the Princess went on to marry naval officer Timothy Laurence in December that same year.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Born Andrew Albert Christian Edward on the 19th of February 1960, Andrew is the Queen’s third child and second son. He was the first of his siblings born during the reign of their mother as Queen of England. Andrew is widely regarded as the Queen’s favorite child.

He attended primary school at the Heatherdown School in Berkshire after which he proceeded to The Gordonstoun boarding in Northern Scotland, in the footsteps of his father and older brother. After school, Andrew joined the Navy rather than go to University.

For the next two decades, Andrew would go on to have a decent naval career, flying helicopters during the Falkland Islands War. In his later years in service, he would work at the British Defense Ministry. Prince Andrew retired from the military in 2001. The Prince married Sarah Ferguson in July 1986. Their union produced two children- Beatrice and Eugenie. They divorced in 1996.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

The last child of Queen Elizabeth II is Edward Antony Richard Louis who was born on the 10th of March 1964. He attended the Gibbs School in Kensington. Andrew followed family tradition when he moved to Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland for school.

After his A-levels, Edwards who was a keen student enrolled at the Jesus College at the University of Cambridge where he studied History. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986.

Edward joined the Royal Marines but dropped out three months into his 12-month program opting for a career in entertainment. For the next decade, Edward worked as a theater and TV producer, forming his own independent production company Ardent Productions in 1993.

The Prince met Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1994 and they wedded on the 19th of June 1999 in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The couple has two kids, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

Net Worth

An attempt to extricate the wealth of the head of the Royal family from her personal fortune is no mean task, for obvious reasons that much of her wealth is tied to assets which she holds in trust for the Crown or the British Government.

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The Queen’s sources of income include Sovereigns grants, a huge real estate collection including the Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, The Crown Estate which is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom worth £12 billion. The properties in Urban areas are valued at £9.1 billion.

Queen Elizabeth owns stud farms, an extensive fruit farm, and marine lands throughout the United Kingdom. The Queen owns a massive art and fine jewelry collection and also inherited one of the world’s largest stamp collections from her grandfather. The Queen also receives an annual government stipend of $12.9 million. Her personal net worth is put at $550 million, which is considered a conservative estimate.

Other Facts About Queen Elizabeth

  • Spouse

Queen Elizabeth is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg. The latter was previously known as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. The duo, subsequent to their marriage, had the opportunity of meeting only three times. They first met in 1934, followed by another meeting in 1937 and finally, in July 1939 at the Dartmouth Royal Naval College. The engagement of Philip and Elizabeth was officially announced on July 9, 1947.

Prince Philip was made to renounce his Danish and Greek titles, adopting the style Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. He also renounced his Greek religion for Anglicanism. The wedding between Philip and Elizabeth held at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.

  • Family

The family tree of Queen Elizabeth comprises of a long list that includes her only sister, four children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her children include Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Her Majesty’s grandchildren include Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Philips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and James Viscount Severn.

Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren include Prince George, Prince Charlotte, Prince Louis, Archie Mountbatten, Savannah Philips, Isla Philips, Mia Tindall, and Lena Tindall.

  • Body Measurements

Queen Elizabeth II looks very smallish whenever she makes appearances on television or is seen in family photos. Well, we can’t fault the assumption because most of the relatives she stands with are quite tall. Her grandson, Prince William, stands at a height of 6ft 3in with an impressive body build. Many would look small standing close to him.

However, it is reported that her Majesty has a height of 5ft 4in which is considered average for women and also weighs roughly around 54.5kg.

  • Ethnicity

It is largely believed that Elizabeth has multiple ethnicities, owing to her royal lineage. However, we can categorically state that the Queen is of only white ethnicity as both of her parents were of British nobility.

  • Religion

Queen Elizabeth is a devout Christian under the Anglican Communion. She is believed to be responsible for converting her husband, Prince Philip, from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism. Elizabeth II holds an official role as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She is also a member of the national Church of Scotland.

  • Net Worth

The personal wealth of Queen Elizabeth has been the subject of several speculations over the years. She has several holdings and personal high valued properties around the world. She inherited an estate worth around £70 million owned previously by her mother. The famous and prestigious Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House are personal assets of the Queen. According to a report by The Sunday Times in 2017, her net worth was placed at an estimate of £360 million.

  • Popularity

Queen Elizabeth who happens to be Britain’s longest-serving monarch of all time is highly revered and respected in the United Kingdom and all of the other Commonwealth territories. Her approval rating hit a stunning 90% when she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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