On This DayAustralia
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 (9/2011)
Commemorative Issue: Queen
Queen Elizabeth II was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926
in Mayfair, London, and celebrates her 85th birthday this
year. Christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the Queen was
the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later
became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was
named after her mother, while her two middle names are
those of paternal great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra,
and paternal grandmother, Queen Mary.
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