Black-and-white photograph of Elizabeth II and black text on white background.
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This button may have been produced in honor of Queen Elizabeth's coronation on June 2,1953. Elizabeth II has been the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia since the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952. Elizabeth became the heir presumptive at the age of 10 years old when her uncle, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to her father in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
Married to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, since 1947, Queen Elizabeth has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Essex. Her reign of over 60 years has seen its fair share of tragedy and scandal, but during her Diamond Jubilee year in 2012, Elizabeth's approval ratings reached 90%. Queen Elizabeth is both the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch. While she does not intend to abdicate the throne before her death, her eldest son, Prince Charles, has begun to take over some over her duties following her 90th birthday in 2016.