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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a 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.
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BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent leaves studio with Jon Kay in major format shake up

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Sally Nugent and Jon Kay left the studio to host a special edition of BBC Breakfast this week following the Queen's death.The presenters normally host the BBC One morning show from the famous red sofa at the BBC's MediaCity studio in Salford.However, the pair were forced to ditch the comfort of the studio on Monday morning (September 12) as they were tasked with a special programme that paid tribute to the Queen.READ MORE:BBC Breakfast's Naga and Charlie divide viewers with special tribute to QueenIt comes after Queen Elizabeth II passed away "peacefully" aged 96 at her Balmoral estate in Scotland on Thursday (September 8).Instead, Jon appeared live from Edinburgh to kick off the show at 6am as the city became the first place that members of the public could view the Queen's coffin.He was a fair way from co-host Sally who fronted the show from outside Buckingham Palace, but both wore black outfits out of respect for the monarch.The Queen's coffin left Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire on Sunday and completed a six-hour journey to the city, a whopping 175-mile trip.Monday saw the procession move from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh where the coffin will rest for 24 hours, so people could pay their respects.The next day, the Queen's coffin will make the journey to Edinburgh Airport before being flown to RAF Northolt and Buckingham Palace.Mourners can then attend the Queen's lying-in-state, which will occur at the Palace of Westminster from 5pm on Wednesday until Monday (September 19), the day of the Queen's funeral.The last royal to lie in state was the Queen Mother in 2002, when more than 200,000 people came to view the coffin.The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle said it would be "an opportunity.

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