Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on April 21, 1926. Her birthday is officially celebrated in Britain on the 3rd Saturday of June each year. Queen Elizabeth II is a 'constitutional monarch'. Іt means that although she is officially the head of the state, the country is actually run by the government, led by the Prime Minister. The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty The Queen's title in the United Kingdom is: 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
When there were the most difficult days of the war for Britain and the government recommended the Queen’s mother to send princesses to America, she replied: "My daughters will remain with me. I will stay with the king and the king in any case will remain with his country! “ So the future queen went to the Army where she worked as a mechanic-driver.
Buckingham Palace is the queen's official residence in London. Nowadays, Buckingham Palace is used not only as a residence for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh but for the administrative affairs. There are more than 600 apartments and rooms in the Palace, Her Majesty's guests receive official visits to the Palace. During summer, the change of guards takes place in front of Buckingham Palace.