The Royal Family stayed in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle during WWII. The Queen learnt to drive in 1945 when she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a Subaltern.
The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in 2007.
The Queen became the longest reigning monarch on 9 September 2015 surpassing Queen Victoria's long reign. Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen in June 1952 at 25 years old. She is the fortieth monarch since William The Conqueror obtained the crown of England.
Every day of every year, the Queen is kept fully briefed on matters affecting the realms and Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth is Patron of 626 charities, organisations and military regiments.
Recent photo of the Queen with 3 generations of future monarchs.