We've already done a bit of royal jewel pre-partying here with our 90 Years, 90 Jewels seriesbut I thought we'd cap things off today with a bit of tiara fun. Here's a rundown of all of the tiaras that the Queen has worn in public. There are also many that she owns but has not worn -- see the 90 Jewels series for many of those!
Elizabeth on the cover of Time magazineApril Elizabeth was born at She was delivered by Caesarean section at her maternal grandfather's London house: The two princesses were educated at home under the supervision of their mother and their governessMarion Crawford.
Winston Churchill described Elizabeth when she was two as "a character. She has an air of authority and reflectiveness astonishing in an infant.
Although her birth generated public interest, she was not expected to become queen, as the Prince of Wales was still young.
Many people believed he would marry and have children of his own. Later that year, Edward abdicatedafter his proposed marriage to divorced socialite Wallis Simpson provoked a constitutional crisis. If her parents had had a later son, she would have lost her position as first-in-line, as her brother would have been heir apparent and above her in the line of succession.
As inwhen her parents had toured Australia and New Zealand, Elizabeth remained in Britain, since her father thought her too young to undertake public tours. During the war, many of London's children were evacuated to avoid the frequent aerial bombing. The suggestion by senior politician Lord Hailsham  that the two princesses should be evacuated to Canada was rejected by Elizabeth's mother, who declared, "The children won't go without me.
I won't leave without the King. And the King will never leave. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well. Elizabeth later said in a rare interview, "We asked my parents if we could go out and see for ourselves.
I remember we were terrified of being recognised I remember lines of unknown people linking arms and walking down Whitehallall of us just swept along on a tide of happiness and relief. Proposals, such as appointing her Constable of Caernarfon Castle or a patron of Urdd Gobaith Cymru the Welsh League of Youthwere abandoned for several reasons, including fear of associating Elizabeth with conscientious objectors in the Urdd at a time when Britain was at war.
Home SecretaryHerbert Morrison supported the idea, but the King rejected it because he felt such a title belonged solely to the wife of a Prince of Wales and the Prince of Wales had always been the heir apparent.
During the tour, in a broadcast to the British Commonwealth on her 21st birthday, she made the following pledge: After another meeting at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in JulyElizabeth — though only 13 years old — said she fell in love with Philip, and they began to exchange letters.Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, , in London, England.
At the time of her birth, most did not realize Elizabeth would someday become queen of Great. Artwork page for ‘Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom’, Andy Warhol, Warhol's series of screenprints Reigning Queens included colour portraits of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Margrethe II of Denmark, Beatrix of the Netherlands and Ntombi Twala of Swaziland.
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Last September, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in more than 1, years of British history (her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years and days).