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Fergie pays tribute to Queen on what would have been her 97th birthday

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The late monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was born on April 21, 1926 in a mansion in Picadilly and enjoyed an idyllic childhood away from the spotlight – and was known to her family as ‘Lilibet’.

Queen Elizabeth II got along well with Sarah Ferguson, especially towards the end of her life ((Image: PA))

Sarah Ferguson has paid tribute to the late queen on what would have been her 97th birthday.

The Duchess of York shared her thoughts on Twitter about the beloved monarch, who was born on April 21, 1926. Fergie wrote: “Today we remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on what would have been her 97th birthday. Thank you for all you have taught us, for being a steadfast leader and dear friend.

On September 8, 2022, Britain lost its longest-serving monarch when Queen Elizabeth II passed away surrounded by her loved ones at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her four children – Charles, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex – surrounded her bed during her final moments. Prince William traveled to the estate from Cambridge, but Kate stayed at their homes to care for the children.

Prince Harry also traveled to Scotland after canceling plans to attend the WellChild Awards on Thursday evening on the final day of his mini European tour.

The Queen’s state funeral took place weeks later, including a procession through the streets of London after her coffin traveled across the country from Scotland. She then lay in rest for four days in Westminster Hall, which attracted a huge crowd.

Sarah, Duchess of York, was recently welcomed back into the royal fold(AFP via Getty Images)

Princess Elizabeth was born at 2.40am on April 21, 1926 in a mansion in Piccadilly and, with younger sister Margaret, enjoyed an idyllic childhood, largely out of the spotlight. Described as ‘cheerful’ and ‘good’, she was known to her family as ‘Lilibet’ – the name Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave their daughter in tribute to her great-grandmother.

It was only when, through a twist of fate, her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936, that her father became King George VI and Elizabeth’s fate as future queen was sealed. Life as the princesses knew it changed overnight when their father became king and the family moved to Buckingham Palace with its 775 rooms and an army of servants.

After meeting Prince Philip at a wedding when she was just nine, the Queen met him again several years later and the pair fell in love. They married in 1947 after a five-month engagement and became parents with the birth of Prince Charles in November 1948, followed shortly by Princess Anne in 1950.