She first met her husband, Prince Philip, when she was an eight-year-old toddler. It was in the year 1934. She met him for the second time in 1937. She was thirteen when she met Prince Philip again in 1939. As she later said, she had fallen in love with him by that time. She had said that she even exchanged love letters with him at the age of 18. Their engagement was officially announced on July 9, 1947 with that love affair. She was 21 years old when she got married. By this time, Britain had not recovered from the war. So she even needed ration coupons to buy raw materials to make her wedding dresses. However, during the wedding ceremony, around 2500 gifts were received from their friends and at diplomatic level from all over the world.
Prince Charles, who is currently crowned as the King of Britain, was born in 1947. Even before he was born, the king had given them a license that if a son or daughter was born, they could use their names to be called a royal prince or princess. Therefore, from then on, Prince Charles was known as a royal prince. Princess Anne, daughter of Princess Elizabeth II, was born in 1950.
As the fifties began, Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI, fell ill. She had to appear at various major events to represent him. Because of this, she even had to travel to different countries. With the death of King George VI, she was crowned as the new Queen of England. She realized that while at a resort in Kenya. With the death of the king, she had to become a woman with many responsibilities on her head. When her name was announced as the new queen, she became known as ‘Queen Elizabeth the Second’. She was the ruler of the colonies beyond her borders. She also became the leader of many Commonwealth countries. In addition to the United Kingdom, she also worked as a queen in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Barbados, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia. Therefore, it is also special that one of her representatives was appointed to the post of Governor General of every country.
Throughout her life, she advocated for the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. She was very happy when apartheid was thrown out in South Africa and visited there in 1995.