18 Unusual And Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth
She wasn’t born a princess
Because her father was second in line to the throne behind his older brother, it seemed quite unlikely Elizabeth would ever inherit the throne. Instead, she was born the daughter of the Duke of York. She was like Archie Harrison, the child of the second son. If Edward hadn’t abdicated and went on to marry a woman deemed appropriate by the Church of England, his children would have bumped young Elizabeth down the list. It’s much like how Harry went from being third in line to the throne behind his father and brother to now being sixth behind his father, his brother, and his brother’s three children.