Queen Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom and head of state for all British citizens. She has reigned since 1952, making her one of the longest-serving monarchs in history.
What makes her so special?
Well, apart from being an excellent leader and a dedicated monarch who cares deeply about her country and its people, Elizabeth also possesses some unique qualities that make her especially suited to be queen.
Here are five reasons why she's been able to hold on to power for so long:
1) Her charisma: Queen Elizabeth II is known for her charm and authority both inside and outside of Buckingham Palace.
She always seems relaxed and natural in public - no matter what situation she's in - which helps build trust between herself and the public.
This sense of comfortability has helped keep Britain united throughout turbulent times such as Brexit (the UK leaving the European Union) or terrorist attacks like Manchester bombing earlier this year.
Her intelligence: It’s not just appearances that belie Queen Elizabeth’s age; beneath that tiara lies a sharp mind with years of experience under her belt governing one of the world’s most complex countries.