A new Queen ascends

In 1558, Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary.

Queen Elizabeth II is the male-line great-granddaughter of Edward VII, who inherited the crown from his mother, Queen Victoria. His father, Victoria’s consort, was Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; hence Queen Elizabeth is a patrilineal descendant of Albert’s family, the German princely House of Wettin.

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