Background of the British Royal Family

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I. The House of Windsor
II. Members
* Queen Elizabeth II
* Prince Philip
* Prince Charles
* Diana, Princess of Wales and her tragic story
* Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
* Prince Henry (Harry)
* Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
* Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

I chose to write about the British Royal Family because it is the most representative figure of Great Britain seeing the glorious battles won over the time , and for the honoable current members which assure their residents a carefree life. For us , their life seem to be perfect , without worries but it isn’t like in the fairy tales when the prince save the king’s daughter ,have a big wedding , and they lived happily ever after.


The House of Windsor came into being in 1917, when the name was adopted as the British Royal Family's official name by a proclamation of King George V, replacing the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It remains the family name of the current Royal Family.

The present Queen has familial ties with most of the monarchs in Europe. During the twentieth century, kings and queens of the United Kingdom have fulfilled the varied duties of constitutional monarchy. One of their most important roles has been acting as national figureheads lifting public morale during the devastating wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45. The period saw the modernisation of the monarchy in tandem with many social changes which have taken place over the past 90 years. One such modernisation has been the use of mass communication technologies to make the Royal Family accessible to a broader public all over the world.

George V adopted the new relatively new medium of radio to broadcast across the Empire at Christmas; the Coronation ceremony was broadcast on television for the first time in 1953, at The Queen's insistence; and the World Wide Web has been used for the past seven years to provide a global audience with information about the Royal Family.

During this period, British monarchs have also played a vital part in promoting international relations. The Queen retains close links with former colonies in her role as Head of the Commonwealth. Currently, the most prominent member of the House of Windsor is its head, Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning monarch of each of the Commonwealth realms. The House of Windsor, as the British Royal Family, has the legal and constitutional prerogatives and practices associated with that status.

I. Queen Elizabeth II

Title: Queen Elizabeth II
Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Father: George VI
Mother: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Born: April 21, 1926 at 17, Bruton Street, London
Current Age: 86 years
Married: Prince Philip on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey Children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on 21 April 1926; she was educated privately, and assumed official duties at 16. During World War II she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and by an amendment to the Regency Act she became a state counsellor on her 18th birthday. On the death of George VI in 1952 she succeeded to the throne while in Kenya with her husband and was crowned on 2 June 1953.

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II since 1952 has spanned a period of rapid and occasionally turbulent change. Britain’s position in the world, her economy, and the very shape and structures of society have all been transformed and many traditional institutions have suffered in the process. Through all this, the path of the Crown has been marked out by The Queen herself, in a prolonged display of unwavering devotion to duty and quiet pragmatism which has met a nationally-felt need, and has won her the unstinting respect and affection of her peoples. As hereditary head of state for Great Britain and...
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