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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her record-breaking rule as the longest reigning British Monarch

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Image 1 of 10 Queen Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom. The queen was born in 1926 to her mother, Elizabeth, and her father, George V. (Getty Images)

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Image 2 of 10 In 1947, Queen Elizabeth II married her distant cousin and Duke of Edinburgh, Philip, who later became Prince Philip. (Getty Images)

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Image 3 of 10 Queen Elizabeth II became queen after her uncle stepped down from the thrown and her father, King George VI, died. The Coronation of Elizabeth II was in 1953 when she was 27 years old. (Getty Images)

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Image 4 of 10 Queen Elizabeth II’s mother was known as the Queen Mother, who passed away in 2002. (Getty Images)

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Image 5 of 10 Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930 and was Elizabeth’s only sibling. She was known for her fashion and style. Margaret passed away in 2002 after a series of strokes and illness. The Queen Mother passed away seven weeks later. (Getty Images)

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Image 6 of 10 Elizabeth and Philip had their first son, Prince Charles, in 1948. He is the heir to the British throne and was previously married to Princess Diana. He is now married to Princess Camilla. (Getty Images)

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Image 7 of 10 After Charles, Elizabeth and Philip also had three other children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Elizabeth’s children are not without controversy. Prince Charles separated from his wife, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in 1997 and Prince Andrew faced allegations of child sexual abuse related to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. (Getty Images)

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Image 8 of 10 Prince Philip passed away in 2021 at 99 years old. Here is the Queen with her husband a few days before his 99th birthday. (Getty Images)

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Image 9 of 10 Queen Elizabeth celebrates her birthday twice. Once for her real birthday, April 21 and on the second Saturday of June. This tradition existed for many monarchs to increase the chances of good weather for the birthday parade titled “Trooping the Colour.” (Getty Images)

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Image 10 of 10 As of 2022, Queen Elizabeth is 96 years old. (Getty Images)

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  • Young Elizabeth II in 1936 next Image 1 of 10

    Queen Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom. The queen was born in 1926 to her mother, Elizabeth, and her father, George V. (Getty Images)

  • Princess Elizabeth II, future Queen Elizabeth, with future Prince Phillip on their wedding day prev next Image 2 of 10

    In 1947, Queen Elizabeth II married her distant cousin and Duke of Edinburgh, Philip, who later became Prince Philip. (Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation alongside young Prince Philip prev next Image 3 of 10

    Queen Elizabeth II became queen after her uncle stepped down from the thrown and her father, King George VI, died. The Coronation of Elizabeth II was in 1953 when she was 27 years old. (Getty Images)

  • The Queen’s mother walking with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, outside Clarence House on her 83rd birthday prev next Image 4 of 10

    Queen Elizabeth II’s mother was known as the Queen Mother, who passed away in 2002. (Getty Images)

  •  The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and Queen Elizabeth II in 1973 prev next Image 5 of 10

    Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930 and was Elizabeth’s only sibling. She was known for her fashion and style. Margaret passed away in 2002 after a series of strokes and illness. The Queen Mother passed away seven weeks later. (Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip and their son Prince Charles in 2006 prev next Image 6 of 10

    Elizabeth and Philip had their first son, Prince Charles, in 1948. He is the heir to the British throne and was previously married to Princess Diana. He is now married to Princess Camilla. (Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II with her son Prince Andrew in 2017 prev next Image 7 of 10

    After Charles, Elizabeth and Philip also had three other children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Elizabeth’s children are not without controversy. Prince Charles separated from his wife, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in 1997 and Prince Andrew faced allegations of child sexual abuse related to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. (Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on June 1, 2020, before his 99th birthday prev next Image 8 of 10

    Prince Philip passed away in 2021 at 99 years old. Here is the Queen with her husband a few days before his 99th birthday. (Getty Images)

  •  Queen Elizabeth at her birthday parade called Trooping the Colour and her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 prev next Image 9 of 10

    Queen Elizabeth celebrates her birthday twice. Once for her real birthday, April 21 and on the second Saturday of June. This tradition existed for many monarchs to increase the chances of good weather for the birthday parade titled "Trooping the Colour." (Getty Images)

  • 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, the year of her Platinum Jubilee prev Image 10 of 10

    As of 2022, Queen Elizabeth is 96 years old. (Getty Images)

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