Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most iconic symbols of Great Britain, proving to be a constant source of strength and optimism for the nation. Her reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch, with only Queen Victoria serving a longer reign.
In that time, she has been witness to 12 prime ministers, undertaken 261 official overseas visits and sent almost 540,000 telegrams to couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversaries.
Over the course of HRH The Queen's reign, almost a one and a half million people have attended garden parties at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse.