Head of State: Queen Elizabeth of New Zealand
Head of State since: 6th February 1952, Crowned on 2nd June 1953 at Westminster Abbey in London, UK.
Predecessor: King George VI
Heir to the Throne: Prince Charles of Wales, Duke of Cornwall.
Governor General of New Zealand: Dame Patsy Reddy.
National Anthem: God Defend New Zealand
Information about the Monarch:
Queen Elizabeth was born on 21st April 1926 in London, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in London on 20th November 1947. Together they have four children:
Charles, Prince of Wales
Anne, Princess Royal
Andrew, Duke of York
Edward, Earl of Wessex.
HM Queen Elizabeth II is the first monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee and only the second monarch in British history to have celebrated a diamond jubilee. The other ‘Diamond Jubilee Monarch’ was Queen Victoria. King George III was a few months short of qualifying for a diamond jubilee.
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