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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, spent a night in hospital but returned to Windsor Castle on Thursday. Here are some facts about the 95-year-old queen: PRINCESS: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton St, London W1, on April 21, 1926, and christened on May 29, 1926, in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. After her uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 for the love of a divorced American woman, the queen’s father, George VI, inherited the throne. Two years after World War Two, she married navy Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, a Greek…

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