Queen Elizabeth II is the current monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms.

She has reigned for more than 65 years, making her the longest-serving current monarch in the world. She is also the oldest reigning monarch in the world.

Elizabeth was born in London on April 21, 1926, the daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She became heir to the throne when her father died in 1936.

She married Prince Philip of Greece in 1947, and they had two children, Princess Anne in 1950 and Prince Charles in 1952.

Elizabeth was educated at home and at various schools in England and Wales. In 1947, she joined the Royal Navy and subsequently served in the Second World War.

Elizabeth has proved to be a popular and hardworking queen, undertaking many official engagements each year.

She is also well-known for her love of animals, especially her corgis.

Elizabeth is a much-loved and respected figurehead for the UK, and her longevity and dedication to her role are an inspiration to us all.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

Elizabeth and Philip have four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. They have also been grandparents to eight