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Queen Elizabeth II Ascended To The British Throne


67 years ago, following the death of her father, Elizabeth became Queen at age 25.

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Record-Breaking Queen

In 2007, at 81, she became the oldest British monarch, beating a record set by Queen Victoria (her paternal great-great-grandmother).

In 2015, at 88, she became the world’s oldest monarch. Months later, she passed Queen Victoria again, & became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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Bag Lady?

The Queen is rarely seen without a handbag and it’s usually her signature black Launer bag (a British designer), in which she’s been known to carry her reading glasses, lipstick, and a handkerchief.

One item not in her purse?
A passport; she doesn’t need one! (because they are issued in her name).

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“Each day is a new beginning, I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God.”

Queen Elizabeth II
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Although she is the world's longest (living) monarch, she is not *yet* the longest reigning monarch - that title goes to the former King of Swaziland, who spent 82 years on the throne after ascending to the thrown at age 1.

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