10 Things You Need to Know About Queen Elizabeth II

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#1- Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926, in London, England. Her real name was "Elizabeth Alexandra Mary."

#2- Her father died, when she was 25. After her father's death Elizabeth became the Queen of 7 independent Commonwealth countries.

#3- During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, more than 170 prime ministers of commonwealth realms served her.

#4- After becoming queen, she became the head of 32 independent states, but at the time of her death, that number dropped to 15. These states are called commonwealth realms.

#5- Queen Elizabeth II ruled Britain for 70 years and became the first queen to rule Britain for the longest time.

#6- She also served in the army during WW2. During that time, she learned to drive and fix trucks and ambulances.

#7- In 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent her 1st E-mail. She uploaded her 1st Instagram post in 2019.

#8- She joined Facebook in 2010 with a page called "The British Monarchy." However, she doesn't have any personal FB accounts.

#9- During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II visited over 115 countries.

#10- She died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. She was the 1st Queen of Britain to live for 96 years.

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