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Monday, April 21 marks the 88th birthday of the popular Queen Elizabeth II. She was just 25 years old when she ascended the throne and has become one of Britain’s longest serving monarchs.
Queen Elizabeth was thrown into the media spotlight since the day she was born, but she never regretted it. She committed her life to serving her people and became a voice for them as she celebrated 60 years on the throne in 2012. She came in contact with 12 prime ministers, 11 presidents and countless children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.
She is a ruler who supports a new age as she supported the ending of the rule of male primogeniture, which now means the eldest child can succeed the throne, regardless of gender. Not only this, but she supported lifting the ban on anyone in line for the throne marrying a Catholic.
She introduced the “walkabout” where she could meet and greet a large number of the public, along with informal visits – she even ate Mexican food with former President Ronald Reagan!
So, to celebrate the birthday of one of the coolest rulers we have seen, we take a look at Queen Elizabeth II’s best moments.