To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II turning 94-years-old today, archive footage of the monarch has been shared on social media. The official Royal Family Twitter account posted the video with the caption: “Thank you for your messages today, on The Queen’s 94th birthday. In this private footage from @RCT, we see The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, with her family, including her younger sister Princess Margaret.”
Born to King George VI in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II became monarch at an unexpected time.
After the sudden death of her father in 1952, Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne at the young age of 25.
Now 94, the Queen has recently celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee in 2017, marking 65 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II is less than five years away from becoming the longest-reigning monarch of all time.
The Queen is currently ranked fifth on the list of longest-reigning monarchs.
Louis XIV of France holds the current record of 72 years and 109 days.
Royal commentator Angela Mollard told the ROYALS Podcast: “She is not the world’s longest-reigning monarch but she has now taken out fifth place.
“So she recently usurped the 19th-century emperor of Austria Franz Joseph.
“So anyway she has got to do another five years.
“She is 94, wouldn’t you just love her to get to be 100 and to be the longest-reigning monarch of all time.”
The Royal Family Twitter account posted a separate message paying tribute to the monarch: “Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest reigning Monarch in British History. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
“Happy birthday, Your Majesty!”