Queen Elizabeth II is the world's longest-reigning monarch. She ascended to the throne in 1952, at the age of 25. She has witnessed several major events in history: the invention of television, the space race, and the fall of communism. This remarkable woman served as an inspiration to the British people as she remains one of the most iconic figures in history. Many people look up to her as an example of courage and perseverance. The Queen's many achievements have earned her a reputation as a world leader. In addition to her long reign and wide range of accomplishments, she is also known for her graciousness and sense of duty.