• Queen Elizabeth II became monarch in 1952
  • She had an eventful 25 years before the throne
  • Watch our video on the young Princess Elizabeth!

Most of Queen Elizabeth's life has been spent on the throne of England, which she ascended at the age of 25. Another fun fact: Elizabeth was born by way of a C-section.

Before She Was Queen: This Was Princess Elizabeth

Her nickname, Lilibet, comes from what she first called herself as a child and the name has now been given to one of her great-grandchildren.

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Queen Elizabeth: Her Life Before The British Throne

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To learn about Princess Elizabeth's life, a story that has nothing to do with a paper bag, please watch the video above.