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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About  Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 


She assumed the title of Queen in 1952 after her father's death and reigned for more than 70 years until her death on Sept. 8, 2022.


Queen Elizabeth II was also the only female member of the royal family to have entered the armed forces and served in World War II.


Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926, in Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom.


In February 1945, Queen Elizabeth was appointed as an honorary second subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service with the service number of 230873.


In 1946, she was inducted into the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. 


Princess Elizabeth went on her first overseas tour in 1947, accompanying her parents through southern Africa. 


The Queen toured Yugoslavia in October 1972, becoming the first British monarch to visit a communist country. 


Elizabeth was portrayed in a variety of media by many notable artists, including painters Pietro Annigoni, Peter Blake, Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy, Terence Cuneo, Lucian Freud, Rolf Harris, Damien Hirst, Juliet Pannett and Tai-Shan Schierenberg. 


Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September 2022, in Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom.


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