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Elizabeth II
ELIZABETH II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926 ) has been Queen of the United Kingdom , Canada , Australia , and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica , Barbados , the Bahamas , Grenada , Papua New Guinea , Solomon Islands , Tuvalu , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Belize , Antigua and Barbuda , and Saint Kitts and Nevis . Elizabeth was born in London as the elder child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth , and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive
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Elizabeth II (other)
ELIZABETH II (born 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and of the other Commonwealth realms. ELIZABETH II or QUEEN ELIZABETH II may also refer to: * Elisabeth II of Spain (1830–1904), Queen of Spain * Elizabeth II (Cars) , fictional character in Cars film * Elisabeth II, Abbess of Herford , abbess of Herford Abbey
Herford Abbey
* Elisabeth II, Abbess of Quedlinburg (1542–1584), Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg * Queen Elizabeth 2
Queen Elizabeth 2
(the "QE2"), an ocean linerSEE ALSO * Locations and other things named after Queen Elizabeth II * QE2 (other) * All pages with a title containing Elizabeth II This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name
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Monarchy Of The United Kingdom
The MONARCHY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, commonly referred to as the BRITISH MONARCHY, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom , its dependencies and its overseas territories . The current monarch and head of state, Queen Elizabeth II , ascended the throne on the death of her father, King George VI , on 6 February 1952. The monarch and his or her immediate family undertake various official, ceremonial, diplomatic and representational duties. As the monarchy is constitutional, the monarch is limited to non-partisan functions such as bestowing honours and appointing the Prime Minister . The monarch is, by tradition, commander-in-chief of the British Armed Forces
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Commonwealth Realm
A COMMONWEALTH REALM is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
and shares the same person, currently Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
, as it
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Monarchy Of Australia
Coordinates : 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133 Commonwealth of Australia Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " Advance Australia Fair " CAPITAL Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444 LARGEST CITY Sydney NATIONAL LANGUAGE English RELIGION * 52.1% Christianity * 30.1% No religion * 9.6% Not stated or unclear * 2.6%
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Monarchy Of Canada
Provincial and territorial executive councils Premiers Legislative ( Queen-in-Parliament ) Federal parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate Senate divisions House of Commons Speaker of the house Government Leader in the house Opposition Leader in the house Her Majesty\'s Loyal Opposition Leader of the Opposition Shadow cabinet Provincial and territorial parliaments Judicial (Queen-on-the-Bench ) Court system Supreme court Federal chief justice ( Beverley McLachlin ) Provincial and territorial courts Provincial chief justices
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Monarchy Of New Zealand
The MONARCHY OF NEW ZEALAND is the constitutional system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign and head of state of New Zealand . The current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II , ascended the throne on the death of her father, King George VI , on 6 February 1952. All executive authority is vested in the monarch and her assent is required for parliament to enact laws and for letters patent and Orders in Council to have legal effect. However, the authority for these acts stems from the New Zealand populace and, within the conventional stipulations of constitutional monarchy , the sovereign's direct participation in any of these areas of governance is limited. Most of the related powers are exercised by the elected parliamentarians , the ministers of the Crown generally drawn from amongst them, and the judges and justices of the peace
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Monarchy Of Jamaica
The MONARCHY OF JAMAICA is a constitutional system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign of Jamaica
Jamaica
. The terms Crown in Right of Jamaica, Her Majesty in Right of Jamaica, or The Queen in Right of Jamaica
Jamaica
may also be used to refer to the entire executive of the government of Jamaica
Jamaica
. Though the Jamaican Crown has its roots in the British Crown , it has evolved to become a distinctly Jamaican institution, represented by its own unique symbols. The present monarch is Queen Elizabeth II —officially titled Queen of Jamaica—who has reigned since 6 August 1962
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Monarchy Of Barbados
The MONARCHY OF BARBADOS is the core of the country's Westminster style parliamentary democracy , being the foundation of the executive , legislative , and judicial branches of the government . The current Barbadian monarch, since 6 February 1952, is Queen Elizabeth II . As the sovereign, she is the personal embodiment of the Barbadian Crown . Although the person of the sovereign is equally shared with 15 other independent countries within the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
, each country's monarchy is separate and legally distinct. As a result, the current monarch is officially titled Queen of Barbados
Barbados
and, in this capacity, she, her husband, and other members of the Royal Family undertake public and private functions domestically and abroad as representatives of the Barbadian state. However, the Queen is the only member of the Royal Family with any constitutional role
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Monarchy Of The Bahamas
The MONARCHY OF THE BAHAMAS is a system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas . The current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II , who has reigned since the country became independent on 10 July 1973. The Bahamas share the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms . The Queen does not personally reside in the islands, and most of her constitutional roles are therefore delegated to her representative in the country, the Governor-General of the Bahamas
Governor-General of the Bahamas
. Royal succession is governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701, which is part of constitutional law
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Monarchy Of Grenada
The MONARCH OF GRENADA is the head of state of Grenada
Grenada
. The present monarch is Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
, who is also Sovereign of a number of the other Commonwealth realms . The Queen's constitutional roles are mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Grenada
Grenada
. Royal succession is governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701, which is part of constitutional law
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Monarchy Of Papua New Guinea
The MONARCHY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA is a system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign and head of state of Papua New Guinea . The current monarch, since 16 September 1975, is Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
. Although the person of the sovereign is equally shared with fifteen other independent countries within the Commonwealth of Nations , each country's monarchy is separate and legally distinct. As a result, the current monarch is officially titled the _Queen of Papua New Guinea_ and, in this capacity, she, her consort, and other members of the Royal Family undertake public and private functions domestically and abroad as representatives of the Papua New Guinean state. However, the Queen is the only member of the Royal Family with any constitutional role
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Monarchy Of The Solomon Islands
The MONARCHY OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS is a system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign of the Solomon Islands. The present monarch of the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
is Queen Elizabeth II , who is also the Queen of a number of other Commonwealth realms . The Queen's constitutional roles have been almost entirely delegated to the Governor-General of Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
. Royal succession is governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701, which is part of constitutional law
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Monarchy Of Tuvalu
The MONARCHY OF TUVALU is a system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign and head of state of Tuvalu. The present monarch of Tuvalu
Tuvalu
is Queen Elizabeth II , who is also the Sovereign of 15 other Commonwealth realms . The Queen's constitutional roles are mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Tuvalu
Tuvalu
. Royal succession is governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701, which is part of constitutional law
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Monarchy Of Saint Lucia
The MONARCHY OF SAINT LUCIA is a system of government in which a hereditary , constitutional monarch is the sovereign of Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
. The present monarch of Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
is Elizabeth II , who is also the Sovereign of the Commonwealth realms . The Queen's constitutional roles are mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
. Royal succession is governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701, which is part of constitutional law. The present queen Elizabeth II has reigned over the separate Saint Lucian monarchy since 22 February 1979. She along with her husband and other members of the Royal Family undertake various official, ceremonial and representational duties
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Monarchy Of Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
The MONARCHY OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES is the constitutional system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , forming the core of the country's Westminster-style parliamentary democracy . The Crown is thus is the foundation of the executive , legislative , and judicial branches of the Vincentian government . While Royal Assent and the royal sign-manual are required to enact laws, letters patent , and orders in council , the authority for these acts stems from the Vincentian populace, and, within the conventional stipulations of constitutional monarchy , the sovereign's direct participation in any of these areas of governance is limited, with most related powers entrusted for exercise by the elected and appointed parliamentarians , the ministers of the Crown generally drawn from amongst them, and the judges and Justices of the Peace
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