Longest Serving Monarch
The Queen has been the longest serving monarch in British history since she beat Queen Victoria's record in 2015.
She kept it traditional by marking the milestone privately at Sandringham, where her father King George VI passed on, and where she spent the winter break.
In addition to the celebratory gunshots fired in her honor, Channel 5 has begun to air a documentary that focuses on the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and her father’s coronation in 1937. The documentary also discusses her mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.
The Queen Mother died in 2002, and she is known as one of the most influential Queen consorts.
Footage from the documentary shows that she played a huge role in preparing Queen Elizabeth II for life as the Queen of the United Kingdom. She is said to have told her daughter to "always walk through the very centre of a doorway."
The first episode of the documentary in her honor is one hour long and titled "Coronation." It reveals that the future Queen was taking swimming lessons at the exact moment she learned that her uncle, Edward VIII, had abdicated the throne.
Prince Edward’s abdication made her father successor.