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The Queen's 90th birthday
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's reigning monarch, turns 90 on 21 April, but she remains as stylish as ever. Take a tour of the royal jewel box in the form of the Queen's favourite brooches, which include the most valuable jewel of it kind in the world and several inherited pieces that have been passed down through the generations and have fascinating stories to tell.
In 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary took to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. She is constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is also Supreme Governor of the Church of England.