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Elizabeth II
Species: Human
Job: Queen
Place of origin: Earth
Father: George VI
Children: Charles III, Princess Anne
First seen in: The Radio Waves
Other appearances:
Main actor: Mary Reynolds
Main voice actor: Jessica Martin

Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926[source needed] and became the Queen of the United Kingdom in 1952. She succeeded her father George VI.

Biography Edit

20th century Edit

When Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953, it gathered a huge crowd, and families across Great Britain watched the event on their new televisions. The Wire attempted to take the energy from the millions of humans watching the coronation. However, the Tenth Doctor foiled the Wire's plans. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)

While his granddaughter Susan Campbell and great-grandson Alex Campbell were celebrating Christmas in the TARDIS with him and Lucie Miller, the Eighth Doctor wanted to watch the Queen's 1953 Christmas speech using the Time-Space Visualiser as 1953 was a "great year." (AUDIO: Relative Dimensions)

On 5 April 1973, Her Majesty invited the Fourth Doctor to dine at Buckingham Palace. The Doctor reacted by running off in his TARDIS with Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith. (TV: Robot)

In 1977, students at Brendon Public School (as well as the rest of Great Britain), where Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart taught mathematics, celebrated the silver anniversary of Elizabeth II's Coronation. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)

The Queen was not in residence in Windsor Castle when the Luron mothership, which was more than a mile across, hovered above it in 1979. (AUDIO: The Valley of Death)

In 1988, her path almost crossed that of the Seventh Doctor (who almost but not quite recognised her) at Windsor Castle as she walked her pet corgis about the grounds. (TV: Silver Nemesis)

Queen Elizabeth was briefly deposed by the Ice Lord Xznaal in May 1997, but was later restored to the throne and her Re-Coronation was held on 23 November. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

Elizabeth II was concurrently the Queen of Australia, a situation with which not all Australians were satisfied. The Fourth and Fifth Doctor's companion Tegan Jovanka, who described herself as "downright Bolshie," favoured her country's transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic. (AUDIO: The Children of Seth)

21st century Edit

In 2001, Dr. Who, a fictional duplicate of the Doctor, tried several times to assassinate her, convinced she was the leader of an oppressive regime. During an appearance in Sheffield he succeeded, but the self-doubts of his accomplice Jason, coupled with his own essentially fictional nature, meant that the Queen survived. (PROSE: Head Games)

On Christmas Day of that year, the blood control powers of the Sycorax (operating out of a ship hovering over London) threatened to make Elizabeth II, as well as the rest of the British Royal Family jump off a roof and kill herself. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

Due to the Sycorax and "Christmas Star" incidents occurring on consecutive Christmases in London, most of the city's residents fled during Christmas 2008. The Queen, however, staunchly decided to remain in Buckingham Palace. On Christmas Day, the alien replica of the Titanic almost crashed into Buckingham Palace; the Tenth Doctor contacted the Palace and uttered a pre-arranged code number that resulted in the immediate evacuation of the Queen and her staff. However, at the last moment he was able to pull the ship up above the palace. The Queen thanked the Doctor by name. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)

In Easter 2009, the Tenth Doctor left his TARDIS in Buckingham Palace gardens, telling Captain Erisa Magambo that the Queen did not mind. (TV: Planet of the Dead)

During her reign, she would make yearly televised speeches on Christmas. In 2009, the Woman interrupted the Queen's speech for Wilfred Mott, warning him of what was to come. Her speech immediately continued, no one else having seen the Woman take over. (TV: The End of Time)

At one point the Queen made a visit to the army barracks and was photographed in front of a red-top in a pastel blue skirt suit. The story of her visit was reported on the front page of a newspaper viewed by Helena and Erimem. (PROSE: The Last Pharaoh)

The Queen was eventually succeeded by King Charles III. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon) As the British Army had a King's New Delta Squadron by 2020, she had seemingly died by this time. (AUDIO: Black and White) In any event, the United Kingdom was described as having a king by 24 May 2027. (AUDIO: A Death in the Family)

Alternate timelines Edit

In an alternate timeline where the Common Men rose in place of the Beatles, the Fifth Doctor observed in shock as she danced the twist to the Common Men's "Oh, Won't You Please Love Me?" Entranced, she even threw her jewellery at them. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)

Other universes Edit

The regime of a fascist Britain had the royal family executed at some point before 1943. (TV: Inferno)

In a parallel world, the starship Titanic did hit Buckingham Palace and caused a nuclear explosion. (TV: Turn Left)

Minor references and mentions Edit

Rose Tyler theorised that the royal family, including Elizabeth II, could have been werewolves after Queen Victoria was attacked by one. (TV: Tooth and Claw)

Whilst listing some of the Doctor's past encounters with the Royal Family to the Eleventh Doctor, Liz 10 mentioned "tea and scones with Liz Two." (TV: The Beast Below)

When the Tenth Doctor found that Edward VII had disappeared along with Balmoral Castle in 1902, he warned that the future of the royal family, along with the rest of history, was threatened. Saying that, along with the rest of his successors, there would be no Elizabeth II. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon)

Yvonne Hartman, director of Torchwood One, once noted herself to have had tea with the Queen twice a week. (AUDIO: One Rule)

Amy, Rory, and the Eleventh Doctor once attempted to have tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace but were not allowed entrance. The Doctor was upset because he'd brought doughnuts, stating that, "Her Majesty loves doughnuts." (PROSE: Magic of the Angels)

Behind the scenes Edit

Elizabeth II and Doctor Who Edit

Elizabeth II reportedly [says who?] enjoyed viewing classic Doctor Who and, when she met members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop commented on their connection with the series. The British press [who?] has reported that she has seen the revival.

Elizabeth II on Doctor Who Edit

Archival footage of the Queen's coronation appeared in The Idiot's Lantern.

Reportedly, [source needed] producer John Nathan-Turner attempted to get the Queen to appear as herself in Silver Nemesis, but was unsuccessful. An uncredited Mary Reynolds played Her Majesty instead. Other records of the time, however, such as those released by the BBC Archives suggest the Queen was never approached, but rather her son, Prince Edward, was the one invited to appear, but declined.

The Writer's Tale Edit

According to The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies originally planned to end Voyage of the Damned with the Titanic actually destroying part of Buckingham Palace (though the Queen escapes). Rather than cheering the Doctor from the ground, Elizabeth (in keeping with her predecessors Victoria and Elizabeth I) would have been heard cursing the Doctor. This ending was scrapped as being too negative and special effects-intensive.

Torchwood website Edit

On the series 1 version of the Torchwood website, a case file outlined the fall of Torchwood One around 2007. It suggested after a massive loss in life and technology, that it was recommended to Her Majesty for "the immediate closure of Torchwood One, together with the formation of a steering committee to fully examine future options."[1]

The Doctor: His Lives and Times Edit

Elizabeth II rescinded Queen Victoria's exile of the Doctor and Rose Tyler after she received a letter from Jack Harkness on 29 December 2008, detailing the Tenth Doctor's actions in saving Earth from the Titanic. She also commended Torchwood Three for its services.

Footnotes Edit

  1. Report: Closure of Torchwood One. Torchwood website. Archived from the original on 26 August 2007. Retrieved on 24 July 2013.

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