Today, Queen Elizabeth II, who is 85 years old, commemorates 60 years of reign. Only Queen Victoria has reigned longer: 64 years.
During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II has seen 11 UK prime ministers come and go, from Winston Churchill to the present, David Cameron, her 12th.
The Queen's 60 years as monarch are set to be marked by a series of regional, national and international events during 2012, culminating in a four-day long UK Bank Holiday weekend in June.
Visit the official website of the British monarchy:http://www.royal.gov.uk/
Visit the Queen´s facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy?sk=wall