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Queen Elizabeth II turns 95 today. Five things you may not know, plus images from her life.
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Queen Elizabeth II turns 95 today. Five things you may not know, plus images from her life.

Queen Elizabeth II has been the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth since 1953. In this time, she has stuck closely to age-old royal traditions, maintaining an image of poise, elegance and servitude to the important role. . Here are five things you didn’t know about the Queen …

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 95th birthday in a low-key fashion at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip.

Some members of the royal family are expected to be with the queen on Wednesday. Her birthday falls within the two-week royal mourning period for Philip that is being observed until Friday.

A gallery of photos from the lift of Queen Elizabeth II:

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