She became the constitutional monarch of 16 countries and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England after her coronation in 1953.
She made frequent visits to see her grandfather, George V, when he was sick in the hospital and was credited with helping him recover.
She celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002, and in 2012, celebrated her reign of sixty years as Queen - which was the second-longest reign for a British monarch.
She is the mother of Charles, Prince of Wales and is the former mother-in-law of Princess Diana.
She visited Washington D.C. and President Harry S. Truman in 1951.
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