|Elizabeth Windsor, Lady of Windsor|
Elizabeth's official portrait
|Lord Protector of Britain and other Commonwealth Dominions|
Assumed office |
6th February 1952
|Preceded by||Archibald Villers, Earl of Hertfordshire|
|Born||21st April 1926 (89)|
|Spouse(s)||Philip, Duke of Hellas and Denmark|
|Children||Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward|
|Residence||New Commonwealth Palace, London|
|Service/branch||Auxiliary Territorial Service|
|Years of service||December 1940- July 1945|
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (born 21st April 1926, aged 89) is the Lord Protector of Commonwealth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, being the country's longest reigning head of state having served since 1952. She is also the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth realms. She is currently the head of state of Britain, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. She served as the Empress of the British Empire until 1997 following the handover of Hong Kong.
Elizabeth was born as the first daughter of the Lord of Windsor, a leading lord in the House of State. During World War Two she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service and became a popular public figure. Her father died in 1944 causing her to become the Lady of Windsor, and the youngest female lord to ever enter the House of State. In 1952 following the premature death of the Lord Protector Archibald Villers, Earl of Hertfordshire she was elected as the next Lord Protector by the House of State, having run unopposed since being endorsed by her second cousin and former viceroy of India the Earl Mountbatten.