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Brad Pitt talks meeting the queen, Angelina Jolie's new rank as dame

Brad Pitt talks meeting the queen, Angelina Jolie's new rank as dame

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Brad Pitt opened up about meeting Queen Elizabeth II while promoting his new war drama "Fury" in London on Sunday.
Veronica Linares
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

British Champions Day brings tears of joy at Ascot while another trio of British horses sweeps Canada's top turf races.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

3-year-old filly takes center stage in weekend racing as British Champions Day and Breeders' Cup loom on the near horizon.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Angelina Jolie named honorary dame by queen

Angelina Jolie named honorary dame by queen

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Actress Angelina Jolie was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II for her work with the U.N. to end sexual violence in war zones.
Aileen Graef
Queen Elizabeth worried about staff bringing home online dates

Queen Elizabeth worried about staff bringing home online dates

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Queen Elizabeth is worried Buckingham Palace's security after she was informed that her staff members have a tendency to bring home online dates.
Aileen Graef
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Treve, Wise Dan triumphant on a huge weekend in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg gets a knighthood

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg gets a knighthood

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) --Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, was awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Washington announced Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
David Cameron to apologize to Queen for Scottish referendum comment

David Cameron to apologize to Queen for Scottish referendum comment

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologize to Queen Elizabeth for saying she "purred down the line" when told the Scottish referendum was defeated.
JC Finley
Cameron overheard saying Queen Elizabeth 'purred' over Scottish referendum result

Cameron overheard saying Queen Elizabeth 'purred' over Scottish referendum result

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) --British Prime Minister David Cameron committed a protocol faux pas Tuesday while describing the queen's reaction to the Scottish referendum result.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
By United Press International
First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests

First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Rolls-Royce's first MT30 gas turbine engine for South Korea's FFX frigate program passes acceptance tests.
Richard Tomkins
Queen advises Scots to think 'about the future'

Queen advises Scots to think 'about the future'

LONDON, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Queen Elizabeth strongly encouraged Scots to "think very carefully about the future" as they approach the Scottish referendum vote on Thursday.
Aileen Graef
Assembly phase for new aircraft carrier begins

Assembly phase for new aircraft carrier begins

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) --The major hull sections of Britain's second new aircraft carrier are in dry dock together, the beginning of the ship's assembly phase.
Richard Tomkins
Ambassador: Queen finds selfie-takers 'strange'

Ambassador: Queen finds selfie-takers 'strange'

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Britain's Queen Elizabeth II finds selfie-taking fans to be "strange" and misses the days of "eye contact," the U.S. ambassador said.
Ben Hooper
Carrier hull section sent to Scotland for ship assembly process

Carrier hull section sent to Scotland for ship assembly process

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A more than 6,000-ton hull section of a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier is on its way to Scotland from England for the ship's final assembly process.
Richard Tomkins
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Queen Elizabeth II meets guests at the British Garden at Hanover Square in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. UPI/Henny Ray Abrams/Pool
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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. As Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations; as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Elizabeth was born in London, and educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne as George VI in 1936 on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. Elizabeth began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, in which she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. When her father died in 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Her coronation service in 1953 was the first to be televised.

During her 59-year reign, currently the second-longest for a British monarch, she became queen of 25 other Commonwealth countries as they gained independence. Between 1956 and 1992, half of her realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics. Her Silver and Golden Jubilees were celebrated in 1977 and 2002; planning for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 is underway.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Elizabeth II."
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