Queen Elizabeth Biography
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on the 21st of April 1926 in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). She was educated privately at home and began to undertake private duties during the Second World War.
She married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she had four children; Charles Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
When her father died in February 1952, the 25-year-old Elizabeth become queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries; the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, as well as Head of the Commonwealth.
In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. In April 2021, after 73 years of marriage, her husband, Prince Philip, died at age 99. Queen Elizabeth is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state in history, the oldest living and longest-reigning current monarch.
Wealth and Fortune
Queen Elizabeth’s former private secretary and a director of her bank estimated her wealth at 2 million pounds (equivalent to about 29 million pounds in 2020).
In 2002, she inherited an estate worth an estimated 70 million pounds from her mother. Her personal wealth has been estimated at 350 million pounds by The Sunday Times Rich List in 2020, making her belong to the first 300 people in the UK, holding the 372nd position.
The Royal Collection, which includes thousands of historic works of art and the Britiksh crown Jewel, is not owned personally but is held in trust by the queen, as are her official residences, such as the Buckingham Palace.
The British crown estate with holdings of 14.3 billion pounds in 2019 is held in trust and cannot be sold or owned by her in a personal capacity