Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday

When the parents of Queen Elizabeth II visited Ballarat in 1927 , they were greeted by Guides at the Arch of Victory where one of the smallest Brownies presented them with a doll dressed in Guide uniform as a gift for the baby Princess Elizabeth.

HM Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch. She has been described as “one of the most important and influential women in the world”.

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Facebook is currently full of images and interesting facts about her life.

Did you know

  • that she was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
  • her correct birthdate is April 21, 1926
  • Elizabeth and her sister Margaret were home-schooled by their mother and governess
  • she is a qualified mechanic

Queen Elizabeth II is the Patron of Girl Guiding in the UK.  Both she and her younger sister Margaret were involved in Guiding as youth members in their own special unit.

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