Queen ELizabeth dies at 96. Here are some interesting facts about her life.
Queen Elizabeth II of Britain died at Balmoral at the age of 96. She was the world's longest-serving monarch.
She died peacefully at her Scottish estate, where she had spent most of the summer, on Thursday afternoon. The Queen was not keeping well of late and was under the medical supervision of doctors.
Her son, King Charles III, said that the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" all over the world.
The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey in less than two weeks. However, Buckingham Palace has not yet confirmed the exact date.
In this story we will cover a few interesting facts about the queen's life.
The Queen succeeded to the throne in 1952 and presided over a time of tremendous social transformation. She was the sixth woman to ascend to the British throne.
The Commonwealth is made up of 54 countries, and Queen Elizabeth II was in charge of all of them until she died. Her father, King George VI, was the first monarch to be called "Head of the Commonwealth."
Queen Elizabeth II holds the record for the most countries visited by an individual monarch. She visited 120 nations on six continents. Canada is her most-visited non-UK country.
Her Majesty has sat for a whopping 200 official portraits in her lifetime. The first one was taken by the Anglo-Hungarian artist Philip Alexius de Laszlo when she was just seven years old, in 1933.
Since all British passports are in the Queen's name, she did not need a passport to travel. She also did not need a licence plate or a driving licence because all British passports are in her name.
Queen Elizabeth served in the army. Before becoming queen, she trained as a truck driver and mechanic in World War II. She became the first royal woman to serve in World War II as a truck driver.
Queen Elizabeth was known for her radio and TV shows. But did you know that she was only 14 when she did her first radio show? She gave a radio broadcast on Children's Hour in 1940.