Moments the Queen has reigned through
A lot has happened since 1952. Check out our look at the biggest world events to have happened since the British monarch took the throne.
The then Princess Elizabeth driving an army truck during her military service in WWII
As one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world, it's safe to say the Queen has experienced a lot in her 59-year reign.
Prior to taking the throne in 1952, Elizabeth had already seen active service in World War II as a mechanic and military truck driver. Since then, she's seen - and in some cases, played an active part in part in - some of the biggest, world-changing events in modern history. Click through to find out more.