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Queen Elizabeth II: Key Moments in Her Life

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is the longest reigning monarch in Britain’s history. She was born on April 21, 1926 at 2:40 a.m. at 17 Bruton Street in London, fourth child and first daughter of Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George (“Bertie”) and his wife Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (known as “Lady Elizabeth”). When World War II broke out, Queen Elizabeth moved with her sister Margaret to Windsor Castle and later to Balmoral Castle in Scotland; she also spent some time with her father at Sandringham House during his lengthy illness before he died there on February 6 1952