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Elizabeth II

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Elizabeth II
Queen o the Unitit Kinrick an the ither
Commonweel realms
Ring6 Februar 1952 – 8 September 2022
Coronation2 Juin 1953
PredecessorGeorge VI
SuccessorCharles III
Born21 Apryle 1926(1926-04-21)
Mayfair, Lunnon, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Dee'd8 September 2022 (aged 96)
Balmoral Castle, Aiberdeenshire, Scotland, Unitit Kinrick
SpousePrince Philip, Duke o Edinburgh (m. 1947; his daith 2021)
Full name
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
HooseHoose o Windsor
FaitherGeorge VI
MitherElizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Queen Elizabeth II (21 Aprile 1926 – 8 September 2022) wis the Queen an heid o state o the Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Ireland, an 15 ither kintras an thair dependencies. Thae kintras war Antigua an Barbuda, Australie, the Bahamas, Belize, Canadae, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saunt Kitts an Nevis, Saunt Lucia, Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, an Tuvalu.

Elizabeth II haudit mony ither poseetions, amang them Heid o the Commonweel, Supreme Governor o the Kirk o Ingland, Duke o Normandy, Laird o Mann, an Paramount Chief o Fiji. Her lang ring saw muckle chynges in her kinricks an the warld an aw, aiblins the maist kenspeckle is the dissolution o the Breetish Empire (a process that begoud in the hindermaist years o her faither's ring) an the evolution o the modren Commonweel o Nations.

Frae 1947 tae his daith in 2021 aged 99, the Queen wis wad tae Prince Philip, Duke o Edinburgh, born a prince o Greece an Denmark but efter naituralisation he wis kent as Philip Mountbatten an efter wis cried the Duke o Edinburgh. Nou the couple haes fower childer an aicht grandchilder; the aicht (Viscount Severn) wis born on 17 Dizember 2007 tae Prince Edward an Sophie, Countess o Wessex.[1]

Scots teetles

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The'r some controversy ower Elizabeths teetles an modes o address in Scotland:

  • Some argies that as Scotland ne'er haed a Queen Elizabeth I, she shuid be kent as Elizabeth I in Scotland; some fowk haudin this belief haes e'en defaced or malafoustert postboxes wi the ineetials "E.R.II". Houaniver, the nummerin o monarchs is a maiter o the ryal prerogative, an it haes been decree'd that aw monarchs wi the same name as aither a Scots or Inglis monarch sall tak the heichest nummer — in this case, Elizabeth II.
  • It wis tradeetional tae cry Scots monarchs Keeng or Queen o Scots, nae o Scotland.
  • It wis tradeetional forby tae address Scots monarchs as "Yer Grace" raither nor "Yer Maijesty" awtho it wis James VI o Scotland that brocht in "Yer Maijesty" tae the exclusion o aw ithers.

See an aa

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  1. The short stary o Viscount Severn Archived 2010-08-08 at the Wayback Machine, Debretts