Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t expected to ascend to the throne when she was born. She went on to become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, overtaking her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

Don’t quite know why I am referencing the LA Times on such a specifically English topic – but it is a very nice summary of an amazing reign – by an amazing woman. Just think – the first US President she met and engaged with were Eisenhower (1957) and even Truman (1951) – before she was The Queen,.

[ Source : Los Angeles Times ]