Queen Elizabeth II turned 85 years old today and is now the oldest British monarch ever to rule, having served as queen for 59 years.
She grew up in a world of luxury. Her parents had 83 personal servants each, five palaces, nine thrones and official duties.
At 14, she was sent to comfort Britain's children during World War II. "We know, every one of us, that in the end, all will be well," she said in a wartime radio broadcast.
In 1947, there was such reverence for the monarchy that the...Full Story