The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is popularly known as the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles and the site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge. But today, let us speak about the women behind it all!
Elizabeth II named after her mother is the Queen of the United Kingdom and other commonwealth realms. She ascended the throne in February, 1952 after her father passed away.
Before she became Queen, undertook public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
In 1947, she married to her teenage love – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is popularly known as Kate Middleton. She is currently a future queen consort with her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, being the next in line for King of the United States.
Catherine grew up in Chapel Row and met her Husband at the University of St. Andrews and wed him on 29th April, 2011. The Duke and Duchess’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Cambridge, are third, fourth, and fifth in the line of succession to the British throne,
The Duchess is known for her charity towards children, addiction and art. She is also very supportive about mental health issues and along with the Duke of Sussex initiated ‘Heads Together – a mental health awareness campaign.
In 2012 and 2013, Time magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and needless to say she is still one of the most influential people.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was once an actress. She is an American, born and raised in California and has mixed ethnic heritage. She is now married to Prince Harry.
Even before she earned the title of Duchess, Meghan Markle was highly involved in charity. Alongside acting she was an outspoken feminist, politically opinionated and represented numerous international charity organizations.
She still remains a vocal feminist and uses her role as a member of the royal family to continue supporting women’s rights and social justice.