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Amazing facts about Queen Elizabeth II

• Elizabeth II was the Queen for 70 years, which made her the longest reigning British monarch and the second longest reigning monarch in the world.

• The Queen's long rule resulted in Prince Charles becoming the longest serving heir apparent in British history.

• The Queen travelled over 1 million miles during her reign.

• The Queen's coronation that took place in June 1953 was the first royal event to be fully broadcasted on television.

• The Queen was the first female British royal to serve as an active duty member of the military at the age of 19.

• The Queen will lie in Westminster hall for about four days, allowing the citizens to visit and pay their respects, before her funeral takes place at Westminster Abbey.


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