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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth was born in London to the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and was the elder of their two daughters. 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. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children:... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in horse raceGreat Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place as part of AscotBritish Champions Day each year in October.==History==The event was established in 1955, and it was originally held in September. It was created when a race called the Knights' Royal Stakes was renamed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II . The first... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Dock

Queen Elizabeth II Dock is a situated on the at , in the , .Construction of the dock began in 1949, adjacent to the entrance of the at Eastham Locks and opening directly onto the river. The dock was built to provide berthing facilities for large that could not be accommodated on the existing canal due to their size. Simultaneously, was built nearby and were laid to link the dock and storage facility to the near . The Queen Elizabeth II Dock became operational on 19 January 1954.The lock chamber... read more

Elizabeth II (disambiguation)

Elizabeth II is the queen regnant of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. read more

Queen Elizabeth II Barracks

Queen Elizabeth II Barracks is a military installation in Strensall, North Yorkshire.==History==Strensall Camp, which covers about 1800 acres and stretches to Towthorpe (to the west), was formed by the War Office in 1884 for training troops. The barracks were renamed Queen Elizabeth II Barracks in the 1950s and went on to become the regional centre for infantry training as the Yorkshire Brigade Depôt in 1960. The barracks then became the depot of the King's Division in 1968.On 11 June 1974, the... read more

Ancestry of Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, present sovereign of the Commonwealth realms, is the daughter of King George VI, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary; and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, and, after her daughter's accession to the throne, the Queen Mother), the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.Queen Elizabeth II is the male-line great-granddaughter of Edward VII, who inherited... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Park

Queen Elizabeth II Park was a multi-use stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand, located in a large park of the same name. The stadium had a capacity of 25,000 people and was built in 1973 to host the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, with a temporary 10,000 seat western stand erected for that event to take the capacity to 35,000. The stadium suffered some damage in the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake but was able to reopen, only to be damaged beyond repair in February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Cup

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup is a Group One Thoroughbred horse race at Sha Tin Racecourse in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Established in 1975 by the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, it is run annually in April at a distance of 2,000 metres (ten furlongs) on turf. Prior to 1997 it was run at 2,200 metres (eleven furlongs). Sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet since 1999, it currently offers a purse of HK$20 million (US$2.6 million)since 2014/15. The Queen Elizabeth II Cup was first run at the... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir

The Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir lies to the south of the River Thames and to the west of the Island Barn Reservoir. To the north are the reservoirs of Bessborough and Knight. The A3050 runs to the north of the reservoir and it is situated in Walton on Thames. It is managed by Thames Water.The reservoir was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1935, but construction was halted on the outbreak of World War II. Work did not begin again until 1957 and, after the works were completed by W. & C. French,... read more

Flags of Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II has and has had a variety of flags both for her use as the Sovereign of one of her independent realms, such as the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom or her Personal Canadian Flag, or for her personal use in the case of her Personal Flag. read more

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Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth II hospital – or the QEII as it is known locally, is located in Welwyn Garden City and run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.The first full hospital to be built by the NHS, the QEII had some 100 beds. All inpatient and emergency services were transferred by October 2014 to the Lister Hospital (Stevenage), which has had £150 million invested in major new facilities.Since October 2014, the QEII has continued to offer a range of general hospital services for people living... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Quay

Queen Elizabeth II Quay and the surrounding city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2009.Queen Elizabeth II Quay, taken from Mount Aureol, Facing NNE, March 2008. The warehouses for berth 3 and berth 4 are visible along the water's edge in the middle.Queen Elizabeth II Quay, also known as QE II Quay and by residents as the Deep Water Quay, is a locality in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is located on a promontory called Fourah Point (also known variously as ''Farran'' Point, ''Farren'' Point, and ''Foura''... read more

Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium

The Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium is a planetarium located in Coronation Park in Edmonton, Alberta. Designed by Walter Tefler and R. F. Duke, and operating between 1960 and 1983, it was the first planetarium in Canada.==History==The building of a planetarium was proposed in November 1958 by S. Frank Page as a monument to the upcoming visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in July 1959. This was an alternative to a suggestion put forth by alderman Frederick John Mitchell to build an observatory,... read more

Household of Elizabeth II

The Royal Households of the United Kingdom consists of royal officials and the supporting staff of the British Royal Family, as well as the Royal Household which supports the Sovereign. Each member of the Royal Family who undertakes public duties has his own separate Household. When Elizabeth II succeeded her father George VI as sovereign of the United Kingdom, she appointed a new household.The information below is an incomplete list of the senior officers of the Royal Household. For all those appointed... read more


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