Updated: 30 January 2012 12:35 | By Francis Whittaker
Queen Elizabeth II: A Life in Pictures

1926 - Born 21st April



Queen Elizabeth II born (© PA)
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Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is born in Mayfair, London on 21st April. Her father, the Duke of York is second in line to the British throne, meaning that Elizabeth initially has little prospect of taking the crown herself. She is nicknamed Lillibet by her close family.

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