How tall was Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II's Height

5ft 3 ¾ (161.9 cm)

Elizabeth II was the Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 till 2022. One author mentioned he measured her waxwork as just under 5ft 4 and Prince Phillip's at 6 foot.

How tall was Queen Elizabeth II
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Average Guess (70 Votes)
5ft 3.66in (161.7cm)
Gerald S said on 5/Mar/23
Rob, what would you say Katharine, Duchess of Kent's peak height was?

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Her husband Edward, Duke of Kent supposedly peaked at 6'1".
adrianjacobs said on 27/Nov/22
Rob, what would you say Princess Anne's peak height was?
Editor Rob
There was a figure of 5ft 6.5 given somewhere, which sounded believable as a peak.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Sep/22
@ Arch - I was hardly in the mood for height observations on Monday, but nonetheless, we couldn’t exactly miss him, could we? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ β€˜Insanely tall’ is how I’d have summed him up, too!
Arch Stanton said on 21/Sep/22
Click Here A good photo of the 7'2 guy walking there.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Sep/22
Haha Sandy! Looks like I wasn't the only one who noticed! Click Here Swear on my mother's life I didn't look him up and know his height! 7 ft 2 is actually what the claimed height for him is!
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Sep/22
I noticed him too, Arch! πŸ˜‰
Arch Stanton said on 19/Sep/22
That lanky guy with the glasses in front of the coffin car is even taller than the guards with hats!! Looks about 7 ft 2 to me!
Arch Stanton said on 19/Sep/22
The Queen's guards all look very tall range to me, obviously the hats make them look nearer 7 ft but they look very tall walking compared to others. Did you see the Robert Wadlow looking guy walking in front of the funeral car, he looked about 7 ft, no hat but had an unusual lanky Crouch like frame.
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/22
πŸ₯ Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth the Second, had her life celebrated today at her Westminster Abbey State Funeral. πŸ₯

She will be laid to rest after the Procession.

Such a sad occasion, a quotation from William Wordsworth’s poem β€˜Excursion’ was read out towards the end. Then the National Anthem was sung, and for the last time, it was β€˜God Save The Queen’.

RIP Your Majesty. πŸ•―πŸ’βœοΈ
Nik Ashton said on 16/Sep/22
Our Queen loved Scotland and everyone in Scotland loved their British Queen, she had so many happy times in Scotland and so did Prince Philip. She was about 5’3.75” at peak and Prince Philip was a solid 6 footer!
Meltdown said on 16/Sep/22
Peak height: 5'4
Old age: 4'11.5

Read "Rights of Man." Thomas Paine was clearly centuries ahead of his time.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Sep/22
I cannot think of a better Royal to have grown up with.

Dear Elizabeth was 34 when I was born and extremely beautiful. What was more important was the example she set to us, morality-wise, and her great faith in God.

I wasn’t brought up in a family of Royal supporters, but I became this way by observing the Queen’s strength and ongoing resilience. My German Mum liked her too and never missed the Queen’s Christmas Speech.

Elizabeth never lost her beauty. She led an exemplary life, and I think that contributed to her seeing us through every situation we were up against. We always had her to rely on. She helped us through everything.

I watched a programme this evening and saw an elderly lady sign a book dedicated to the Queen in which she wrote, β€œSimply the best”.

I echo that sentiment.
Abdul-DK said on 11/Sep/22
She was 5’0 before she died.
Maahin Chowdhury said on 10/Sep/22
Nik Ashton said on 9/Sep/22
R.I.P Queen Elizabeth. She will always live on within everyone.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Sep/22
RIP the Queen!. Whatever you think of the Royal family and the elites she was an amazing woman who served this country longer than most people have lived. Nearer 5 ft in the end, near 5 ft 4 peak.
Sinclair said on 9/Sep/22
Wow, Rob, she didn’t stay listed at 5ft flat for long. How long exactly?

Maybe she was worried of being listed under 5 feet one day. RIP your majesty.
Uncle Paul said on 9/Sep/22
To Rob and all other UK people here, my condolences on the loss of your queen.
James B 172cm said on 9/Sep/22
RIP your Majesty

Never forget the time I saw the Queen and Prince Philip drive past me in London.
Resurrection of Edwards said on 8/Sep/22
Rest in Peace her majesty’s.may your legacy live long.
Public Enemy said on 8/Sep/22
RIP Queen Elizabeth. Hid save the King.
Harold Green said on 8/Sep/22
Rest In Peace to our royal queen of United Lingdom. May god bless her soul.
The Height Guy said on 8/Sep/22
RIP Your Majesty the Queen
Alanna said on 8/Sep/22
RIP to her Majesty the Queen
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/22
What a terribly sad day. She’s always been there for us.

Rest In Peace XXXXX

Queen Elizabeth II πŸ‘‘
21st April, 1926 - 8th September, 2022
5'7 and a fraction said on 8/Sep/22
Matt N said on 6/Sep/22
Rob, do you think the Queen could have shrunk a bit more as of late?

There’s been talk online about how small she looks next to Liz Truss (Click Here)

Truss herself doesn’t exactly appear towering (based on here appearing slightly taller than Sunak in small-to-moderate heels at the hustings events, I’d guess she’s no taller than 5’6” or so), yet I’d say the height difference here looks at least half a foot, and that’s even with the Queen wearing a small heel.

What are your thoughts?

Also, will Liz Truss receive a page now she has been ushered in as the new PM?
Editor Rob
Probably now near 5ft flat, but given she's 96 that 3-4 inch shrinkage is common.

You can see her in a heel with Justin Trudeau, I think near 5ft 5 is possible.
Bolton said on 6/Sep/22
Liz Truss looked about the same height as the apparently 5ft 6 Rishi Sunak during their leadership campaign alebit she needed heels for them to seem equal. When she 'kissed hands' on becoming UK PM she was photographed towering about the Queen. There might be quirks in the angle of the photo but is the Queen now 4ft 11 or even 4ft 10 in her 97th year ?
James.B 172cm said on 17/Aug/22
Rob do you think the Queen mother was well under 5ft just before her death in 2002?
Editor Rob
I believe she looked under it, I mean at her 90th she was 3 inches or so shorter than the Queen.
Rory said on 12/Jul/22
Could have lost more height by now I think. Seeing her recently she looked very hunched over and probably has lost at least 3 inches if not more.
Editor Rob
Could be closer to 5ft nowadays
Brian45 said on 4/Jun/22
What do you think of Edward VIII, the King who abdicated. [Here](Click Here) is him and Adolf Hitler and [here](Click Here) is him with Winston Churchill.
Editor Rob
Could have looked close to 5f 7
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jun/22
Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee!

5ft4 peak and 5ft1 today. πŸ˜πŸŒΉπŸ‘‘πŸ’πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Chaos's Throwaway said on 14/May/22
She looks barely 5’0 nowadays but that might just be posture stuff
Vincent Caleb said on 13/May/22
Gotta be below 5’1” now
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Apr/22
Belated Birthday Wishes to Her Majesty The Queen. πŸ’

Elizabeth turned 96 yesterday. πŸŽ‚

Peak height 5ft3.75 and 5ft1 now. XXXXX
rlheight5'11 said on 1/Feb/22
Eliza probably stays close to her evening low in the morning considering her age and things.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Dec/21
It's hardly surprising, Arch. She lost her husband this year.

5ft4 peak; 5ft1 now.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Dec/21
She looked rather different in the Christmas Day broadcast I thought, like her face had been Mick Jaggered. Much longer and thinner than previous years and voicer a little deeper. You compare it to 2018 and 2015 and tell me what you think! Brooch was on the opposite side than normal. She looked tinier than unusual at Philip's funeral, very stooped and wearing a mask. Peak I think about 5 ft 4, just under is believable.
5'10 Dude said on 22/Nov/21
Now in her 90s I'd say that she's 5'0 tops. Earlier this year she met with President Biden and he absolutely towered above her. He's a bit under 6'0. His wife was significantly taller than her majesty also.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Oct/21
I doubt 9th April was Philip's real death date, he was 99, 9th of the month and on the 66th day of the year. Anybody who knows anything about the Illuminati knows the significance of that!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Oct/21
She's 95 now, can't have too many years left. I wonder what will happen when she's gone. She can look nearer 5 ft today I think.
Almost 180cm guy said on 21/Sep/21
Rob, I have a proposal to add a new person. Former President of Poland Lech Walesa who is known all over the world. He is described as 5ft 7 and I think he could have been more or less in that range. Here are his 1991 photos with Queen Elizabeth (he was 48 at the time): Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
There is also Prince Philip in some of the photos. For this photos of Walesa next to Bill and Hillary Clinton from 1994 (Walesa was 51 years old): Click Here Click Here
And another photo of Walesa with Bill Clinton from 1997 (Walesa was 54 at the time): Click Here
I also found a photo of him next to George H. W. Bush from 1989, he was only 46 at the time: Click Here
And their next joint photo from 1991: Click Here
Rob, could Walesa's peak height been 5ft 7?
Editor Rob
There is a possibility near Bush he was close to 5ft 7.
Gladstone Screwer said on 28/Jun/21
Sadly, our lovely queen appears 4’11” at best. Well, at 95 , there has to gave been significant loss.
69 years as queen is impressive.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Apr/21
πŸŽ‚πŸ’ Happy Birthday To Her Majesty πŸ’πŸŽ‚

Wishing Queen Elizabeth II a Happy and Comforting Birthday, surrounded by her loved ones. This, her 95th, is sadly the first Birthday Her Majesty has spent without her beloved husband, Prince Philip, since she was a young girl and my heart goes out to her, and my prayers too. πŸ’πŸŒΉ XX
Paul Wood said on 19/Apr/21
Now that she's 94 I'd say even shorter than 5ft 1in.
Nik Ashton said on 10/Apr/21
R.I.P Prince Philip.

10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021.
Eric W Tam said on 9/Apr/21
Wanna say RIP to Prince Philips.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Apr/21
My sympathy goes out to the Royal family on hearing that Prince Philip has passed on.

RIP Prince Philip πŸ•―οΈ
10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021
CuriousPeachie said on 26/Nov/20
5'3.5 Peak. 5'1 Now.
Paulina Wardour said on 23/Nov/20
Queen Elizabeth appears to be of a similar height to Queen Victoria.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Nov/20
@ anomalous - King George VI, the father of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, was 5ft9 I believe.

Her Majesty can have 5ft4 peak and 5ft1 for today's height.

anomalous said on 2/Oct/20
how tall was George vi ?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Aug/20
πŸŽ‚πŸ’ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, HRH Princess Anne turns 7️⃣0️⃣ years of age today. Congratulations to Princess Anne and our Queen. πŸ’πŸŽ‚

I've read that Princess Anne 🌹 peaked at 5ft7.

The Queen 🌹 gets 5ft4 peak and 5ft1 now.
The French Dude said on 8/Aug/20
I would say her peak was 5'4 but when she meet Marilyn that was a proved between 5'5.5 and 5'6 Marilyn looked way taller, more than 2 inches i would say,she gets 5ft3 1/4 at hear peak for me and now she looks like a 5ft1 for me, or even a 5ft 1/2.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Jun/20
πŸŽ‰πŸ‘‘πŸŽπŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday HRH! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸ‘‘πŸŽ‰

Our Queen, Elizabeth II's husband celebrates his 9️⃣9️⃣th Birthday today. A Very Happy Birthday to His Royal Highness Prince Philip!

Her Majesty gets 5ft3.75 for her peak, though in the 70s I read that she was 5ft4.5, and nowadays, she can have 5ft1, bless her. My boyfriend met her when he was in the army and said she has a great sense of humour! πŸ˜†
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/May/20
Please, Rob, can we have a page for the brilliant Queen Mother?

Her Majesty can have 5ft3.75 peak and today, she gets 5ft1.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Apr/20
@ Sandy Cowell - Your request for the Queen Mother to be added is a great one, I really do believe that she would be a great addition to celebheights.

On one site I have seen Princess Anne listed as 5’5.5”, she is listed as 5’5.5” - 5’6” on all the sites that I have visited!

@ Rob - Please give Prince Philip a page!

I give my Birthday wishes to my nephew Oliver who has also celebrated his Birthday on the 21/Apr/20!
Nik Ashton said on 21/Apr/20
πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽˆ Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

I hope you have had a great day!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Apr/20
πŸŽ‚πŸ’πŸŽŠ Happy Birthday to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second. πŸŒΉπŸ‘‘πŸ‘ΈπŸ’

Let's wish her the loveliest of Birthdays.

5ft4 is the height I have decided to put for the Queen's peak and 5ft1 for today's.

Sandy A Cowell said on 16/Apr/20
Please, Rob, can you add the Queen Mother? I’d like to write about her. She lived through two world wars.

My pretty Queen can have 5ft2 and once upon a time, I think she was 5ft4.5.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 14/Apr/20
I found one picture of Queen Elizabeth next to Joan Collins from 1968: Click Here
I'm inclined to believe that they both wore heels although it's hard to say how big. Then Queen Elizabeth was 42 years old and Joan was 35 so they both were in their prime. I wouldn't rule out that Joan may have had 5ft 4.5 or 5ft 4.25 but I can't judge the height difference in this picture between them. Rob, your thoughts?
Editor Rob
Joan was likely taller, but then she also claimed 5ft 5 and 6 at one point, which seems unlikely. A strong 5ft 4 is about the most I'd give her, the Queen would be at peak then and I could see her over 5ft 3 for sure.
GCBraintree said on 2/Apr/20
Can only see her as a bare 5ft-5ft .5
texluh said on 10/Nov/19
Sorry - this is the link comparing the Queen and Kate Middleton

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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Aug/19
It's her Majesty's daughter HRH Princess Anne's 69th Birthday today. I wonder how tall she is...?

She looks quite tall to me!

Happy Birthday Princess Anne! 😁


Her Majesty gets 5ft4 for yesteryear's height and 5ft1 for today'. πŸ‘‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Apr/19
🎁😊 Happy Birthday your Majesty! 😊🎁

You do a fantastic job, holding this country together! Many Happy Returns to you!

5ft3.75 peak, 5ft1 now.
Christine Barnes said on 4/Sep/18
I was selected to be one of the staff in attendance when Queen Elizabeth visited Guys hospital some 16 years ago. I had to stand in the corridor as she passed by, probably 2 feet away . I was particularly struck by how small she was . Significantly shorter than me at 5ft 2 inches , and she was wearing heels and a hat . I would estimate her height at under five foot then .
MAD SAM said on 14/Jul/18
Peak height 161.5 cm or 5’3.5”, right now 153 cm or 5’0.25”
Marjorie Ross said on 13/Jul/18
H.M. The Queen''s height is given on her A .T .S identity record, which would have been when she was about 18 years old, as exactly 5.0 ft., So it seems that stories of her height, are greatly exaggerated.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/18

A 6 inch height loss even in 90's is an exaggeration. Some of it is posture related rather than the discs compressing.
flavius said on 13/Mar/18
I think no more than 5.0 now, maybe even shorter, also Kylie Minogue in some pictures beside her looks clearly taller.
In other pics you can see Thandie Newton (who is supposed to be 5.3') towering over the queen with some 20 cm height difference (of course Thandie wears high heels..)
Terry lynch said on 1/Sep/17
My mam and dad met the queen on three occasions and bothe said that the queen was the same height as my mam. And my dad was bigger than Prince Philip. My mam and dad are dead now but my mam was only five feet tall and my dad was five feet ten inches. We have photos that bear this out.
even said on 5/Jul/17
her majesty , she was about 5 foot 4 when she was young , but current height is more likely 5 foot 1 .
Scarlett Rose said on 23/May/17
@ Editor Rob: My mother wasn't including the height of the Queen's heels, when she said the Queen only looked 5 feet, 2 inches tall. 😊
Editor Rob
there's always a get out eh!
Scarlett Rose said on 21/May/17
Her Majesty's height was officially given as 5 feet, 4 inches, but my mother saw her in real life as a young woman and said she looked no taller than 5 feet, 2 inches, although the Queen wore high heels in those days, no shorter than two inches. The heels have got shorter. It wouldn't do for a woman of her age to wear very high heels. πŸ‘‘πŸ‘œπŸ‘ 
James B said on 13/Jan/17
Rob Google pics of a 'young queen mother'

Do you think she looks uncannily like American actress Jennifer Connoly when she was very young?
Editor Rob
James, I don't quite see any strong resemblance.
MAN19 said on 3/Jan/17
She is probably 155-157 cm tall. Peak height was 162-163 cm. In quite a few pictures she looks around 30 cm shorter than William. He's around 190 cm, 193 with shoes on. She would then be about 163 with shoes on. Considering her shoes increase her height by 5-6 cm she would be just over 157 cm. On the other hand some studies show that women over age 80 have lost nearly 8 cm from their peak height. This would mean she is 155 cm tall.
Nik said on 21/Dec/16
Currently who do you think is the tallest Rob, prince Phillip or Kate Middleton?
Editor Rob
Nik, both might be close to 5ft 9....I think big Philip has lost 3 inches by now.
Nik said on 18/Dec/16
I went for 5'0.25"
5'2 said on 1/Dec/16
I say about 5'3" for her peak height and 5'0" for her present height. There should be a prince phillip height page in this wed site. I don't know why there is not.
littlesue said on 24/Nov/16
Margaret was 5ft 1 and the Queen Mother 5ft.
Ray said on 22/Nov/16
I'd put her at just under 5'1" today, and right at 5'4" at her peak. She doesn't appear short in old photos. For Philip, I'd say he was slightly under if not right at 6'1" (185-186) peak, and around 5'9" today. Charles looks slightly taller than him now, but unlike Philip, he is a frequent lift-wearer, so they are probably around the same height barefoot.
TJE said on 21/Nov/16
Prince Philip could've been 184-185 peak if Elizabeth was 162 peak. She typically came up to his mouth, but likely in heels.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/16
I distinctly remember a detailed article about Her Majesty from back in the mid to late 70's in which the Queen's height was written up as 5ft4.5, with the additional comment that it is 'the average height for the British woman!'
Yet having said that, my boyfriend, an ex-soldier, has met the Queen on a number of occasions and says she is 'tiny, with a crackin' sense of humour.'
So what her optimum height was is a bit of a mystery to me, but her Mother and sister were both smaller than her, so I think it unlikely that Her Majesty has ever been average height just because it was written in a newspaper!
I shall settle for 5ft4 peak height and 5ft1 today!
littlesue said on 19/Nov/16
Would say just over 5ft 3 peak height and about 5ft 1 now
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 18/Nov/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/16
Good're only adding her now?!


Give Rob a break, Rampage. There are plenty of other famous celebrities he has not added yet. And Queen Elizabeth isn't technically even a celebrity really.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/16
I guessed 5ft4ish
Kenny said on 17/Nov/16
Possibly a page for the DofE as well? I guess around 6 foot peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/16
Good're only adding her now?!
Editor Rob
I only rediscovered the mention of the guy measuring her statue today...I had read it many years ago but wasn't sure what the figure was.
Armstretch said on 17/Nov/16
Looks to be 5 feet tall

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