Queen Elizabeth II: The Early Years

Queen Elizabeth was born at her maternal grandfather's home at 17 Bruton

 She was the first child of the Duke of York, Prince Albert, and his wife Elizabeth, who eventually became King George VI

The young princess adopted her mother's name

her paternal grandmother Mary and her grandfather's mother Alexandra.

1953: Queen Elizabeth visiting Waitangi in New Zealand

Elizabeth was compelled to replace her father, King George VI, on a State visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1952 because he was so unwell

The Princess visited Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953

A Young Queen Elizabeth II and World War II

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