Queen Elizabeth ll – Queen of the United Kingdom

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Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms

Queen Elizabeth ll is the constitutional monarch of the Common wealth realms, territories,and head of 54 member Commonwealth   of Nations. She is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Queen Elizabeth’s current reign of 61 years is the second longest for a British monarch with Queen Victoria’s reign lasting 63 years.

The Queen’s many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and reciprocal visits to and from the Pope. The Queen has seen major constitutional changes in her realms, such as devolution in the United Kingdom and the patriation of the Canadian constitution. Times of personal significance have included the births and marriages of her children, the births of her grandchildren, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, and the celebration of milestones such as her SilverGolden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively (Wikipedia, 2013).

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