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The Queen at 95: A look at her childhood

On 21 April 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in Mayfair, London at 02:40am. The first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York, Elizabeth’s father was the second son of the King, and her mother was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghome. Embed from Getty Images Born by cesarean section at her maternal grandmother’s house, 17…