Queen Elizabeth II Turns 90! Relive the British Monarch’s Most Royal Moments

A royal birthday indeed! Queen Elizabeth II welcomes her 90th year on Thursday, April 21. To celebrate, Us Weekly Video offers you a deep look at the extraordinary life of the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Having worn the crown since she was 27, Queen Elizabeth has ruled with grace and dignity. Yet this royal has also broken her fair share of traditions and carved out a bold name for herself in history, as a ruler who never let gender identity stand in her way.

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Queen Elizabeth at her coronation in 1953, and on her 90th birthday on April 21, 2016. Keystone-FranceGamma-Rapho via Getty Images; Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Find out the shocking role she played in World War II, which foreign ruler she took for a memorable joy ride and how she’s inspiring her grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry in the video above!

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