Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch of the United Kingdom (UK). She inherited the throne in 1952 and passed away on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96.
While Queen Elizabeth’s royal career is well-known, not everyone is aware of what went on during her childhood. For example, does she have any siblings?
Queen Elizabeth Grew Up with 1 Younger Sister
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth grew up with a sister named Margaret, who was 4 years younger than her. However, when Elizabeth was 10 and Princess Margaret was 6, their uncle stepped down from the throne and their father became king.
Princess Margaret married Photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones in 1960. The couple had two beautiful children, David and Sarah, before they divorced in 1978.
During her lifetime, The Princess Margaret played an active role in the Royal Family’s public work, supporting The Queen.
Sadly, Princess Margaret had health problems in the last few decades of her life. As a smoker, she had a section of her left lung removed in 1985. She was hospitalized in 1993 for pneumonia.
Finally, in 2002, Margaret had a stroke that eventually took her life at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London. She was 71 years old.