(Dan Tri) – Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne when she was just over 20 years old and is the longest-reigning person in British history.

Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 in London.

96 years of the life of Queen Elizabeth II

King George VI ascended the throne after his older brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936. That meant that Princess Elizabeth officially became the successor to the throne (Photo: Getty).

96 years of the life of Queen Elizabeth II

(From left) Princess Elizabeth, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret waved to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on June 22, 1939 (Photo: AP).

96 years of the life of Queen Elizabeth II

Educated at home, Queen Elizabeth received extremely thorough instruction from England’s top teachers.

96 years of the life of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth also worked in the Boy Scouts and speaks French fluently (Photo: Getty).

96 years of the life of Queen Elizabeth II

When World War II broke out, Princess Elizabeth served in the British Army’s logistics support force (Photo: AP).

Princess Elizabeth celebrates her 21st birthday (Photo: AP).

Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip in 1947. Prince Philip is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 when her father died of lung cancer at the age of 56 (Photo: AFP).

Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne at the age of 27.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have four children, including Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward (Photo: AP).

Queen Elizabeth II with her eldest son, Prince Charles, in 1969. Prince Charles is also the heir to the throne (Photo: Getty).

Since Queen Elizabeth II took the throne, she has made many trips abroad.

In addition to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth is also the head of state of 14 other countries of the Commonwealth, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia

Queen Elizabeth II attended the wedding of her son, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana in 1981 (Photo: Getty).

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stand next to the flower memorial area after Princess Diana suddenly passed away in 1997 (Photo: AP).

The Queen attended the wedding of her nephew, Prince William, and Princess Catherine Middleton in 2011 (Photo: Getty).

Up to now, Queen Elizabeth II has ruled the UK for more than 70 years and is the longest reigning person in British history (Photo: Getty).

Queen Elizabeth II took photos with her great-grandchildren in 2016 (Photo: ZUMA).

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a photo before His Royal Highness’s 99th birthday (Photo: PA).

Queen Elizabeth II sat alone at Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.

Despite her advanced age, Queen Elizabeth can still ride horses, drive cars and participate in many outdoor activities (Photo: Getty).

During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II met many heads of state.

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed new British Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 6 (Photo: AP).

Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II `passed away peacefully` on the afternoon of September 8 (local time) at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, at the age of 96 (Photo: AP).