There’s always been an air of mystery around Queen Elizabeth. Despite the fact that she’s been the monarch of England for the vast majority of her life, there’s still so much that people don’t know about her because she’s always been so private. We’ve collected 12 interesting facts about her and her life – check it out:
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12. Not Expected to Become Queen
When her grandfather, George V, was King, Elizabeth was third in the line of succession to the throne and no one expected her to ever become the Queen of England; however, when her grandfather died in 1936, Edward VIII became King of England, but abdicated after less than a year on the throne so that he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Her father, Duke of York, then ascended the throne becoming King George VI, which made Elizabeth heir presumptive.