Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 in London as the first child in the family of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and his wife Elizabeth. Being the third in the line of succession to the throne, Elizabeth had little prospect of becoming the reigning monarch. Nevertheless, the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII and the coronation of her father made Elizabeth heir of the throne. On February 6, 1952 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II replaced her father as the ruling monarch. Learn more about the Queen, her life, accession to the throne and coronation as well as her personality and public image in this book.