Queen Elizabeth II biography

  • 1 The golden age of Elizabeth
    When she became Queen at the age of 25, few could have imagined the lengthy and successful reign that lay ahead.Winston Churchill, however, predicted that Britain was about to a...

  • 2 Inheriting Granny's multi-million pound jewellery collection
    The majority of jewels the Queen wears are a legacy from two formidable royal matriarchs – her grandmother Queen Mary and great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. Her personal collection is separate...

  • 3 The most travelled monarch in history
    On her 2011 tour of Australia she was greeted by hundreds and thousands of well-wishers, prompting commentators who'd previously dubbed this her farewell tour to ask, when will she be...