Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong”
Queen Elizabeth II has been the monarch of 16 Commonwealth realms including the United Kingdom, since 1952. She is one of few British monarchs to celebrate her Golden Jubilee and marked the 50th anniversary of her accession to the Throne in 2002
The first and only female member of the royal family to actually serve in the armed forces (1945); Queen Elizabeth II is also the patron of more than 620 charities and organisations. She has been sculpted by Madame Tussauds artists from sittings in 1966, 1985, 1992 and 2001
Queen Elizabeth II has received more than three million letters and many unusual gifts, including jaguars, snail shells, maple trees and even shell fish!
Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21st April 1926 in London, United Kingdom