Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after being under medical supervision at her summer
residence in Balmoral, Scotland. She was the youngest monarch to hold office in
British history and, at the same time, the one who spent the most years on the throne.
She turned 96 on April 21, and this year celebrated 70 years of reigning. In these seven decades
she has become an essential character for understanding recent world history and a symbol of the 20th century.
Moreover, her figure has exploded in popularity since the series The Crown, about her tenure
and the royal family, premiered on Netflix. Below, see 10 curious facts about Britain's
most beloved queen. From her real name, conflicts with her family, her mysterious lovers, to her accumulated wealth.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on April 21, 1926, in a house in Berkeley
Square in London. She was christened with these three names to honor her mother, who was
named Elizabeth; her paternal great-grandmother, whom she named Alexandra; and Mary, after her paternal grandmother.