from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (since 1952) who ascended to the throne on the death of her father, George VI.

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  • noun daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-)


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  • Ilse calls Elizabeth II "a great woman and a great queen."

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  • The only individual I feel any affection for is the frowzy-but-admirable Queen Elizabeth II, aka Brenda.

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  • A new British law that took effect Wednesday makes Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William exempt from freedom of information laws, meaning many private details of their lives won't be made public for decades.

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  • In her Diamond Jubilee year, Elizabeth II deserves praise for having been, in the words of historian John Grigg, 'a bastion of stability in an age of social and moral flux.'

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  • Renowned for his sensibility for style, Beaton first captured Queen Elizabeth II in 1942, when she was just a teenager, sparking a lifelong relationship that has shaped the public perception of the queen and the monarchy throughout her life.

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  • Unclear, although these events are clearly not his thing: The last one he attended was in 2007, when George W. Bush hosted Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Elizabeth II's reign saw Britain further shorn of any delusions of global grandeur and forced to readjust to a new, less exalted but more honest place in the world.

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  • Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the British throne 60 years ago this week.

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