Did you know Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving monarch in British history, or that she’s the oldest living monarch in the world?

Or did you know that her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is actually a distant cousin? They were married in 1947.

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The Queen took the throne in 1952 after her father King George VI passed away from an illness.

She and Prince Philip have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales, and next in line to the British throne; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

There’s much more to the ever-so elegant queen than meets the eye!

Allie Caren About the author:
Allie Caren is the Rare People editor. Follow her on Twitter @alLISTENc.
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