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ROYAL FAMILY :The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the UnitedKingdom. The term is also commonly applied to the same group of people as the relations ofthe monarch in her or his role as sovereing of any of the other Commonwealth realms,thussometimes at variance with official national terms for the family.
Members of the royalfamily belong to, either by birth or marriage, the House of Windsor, when George V changedthe name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. This decision was primarily takenbecause Britain and her Empire were at war with Germany and given the British RoyalFamily's strong German ancestry, it was felt that its public image could be improved bychoosing a more British house name. The new name chosen, Windsor, had absolutely noconnection other than as the name of the castle which was and continues to be a royalresidence. Although in the United Kingdom there is no strict legal or formal definition of whois or is not a member of the Royal Family.QUEEN :Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch ofsixteen independent sovereign state. She is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealthof Nations as the British Monarch. She is the Supreme Governor of the Church ofEngland.Elizabeth was educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne as GeorgeVI in 1936. Elizabeth began to undertake public duties during the Second World War in whichshe served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. When her father died Elizabeth became Headof the Commonwealth and queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the UnitedKingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Celyon. Her coronationservice in 1953 was the first to be televised.She married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,with them she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. In 1992, whichElizabeth termed her horrible year, Charles and Andrew separated from their wives, Annedivorced, and a severe fire destroyed part of Windsor Castle. Revelations continued on thestate of Charles's marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, and they divorced in 1996. Thefollowing year, Diana died in Paris in car accident, and the media criticised the royal familyfor remaining in seclusion in the days before Diana's funeral. However, Elizabeth's personalpopularity rebounded after she appeared in public and has since remained high.PRINCE WILLIAM :The prince William, duke of Cambridge. He was born in 21 of June in 1982. His brother isPrince Harry. He is the son of the Charles, prince of Wales and Diana, princess of Wales. Inthe future, he is going to became the king of United Kingdom. He was educated at fourschools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. Hespent parts of a gap year in Chile, Belize, and countries in Africa. Prince William married hislong-term girlfriend Catherine "Kate" Middleton.Hours prior to his wedding, Prince Williamwas created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.Having decidedto follow a military career, in October 2005 William attended the four day RegularCommissions Board at Westbury in Wiltshire where he underwent selection to judge hissuitability to become an Army officer. Having passed selection, William went up to the RoyalMilitary Academy Sandhurst in January 2006.CELEBRATION :The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on 29

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