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27 Things You Never Knew About Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II is about as public as any public figure can possibly be. After all, she’s been the reigning monarch of Great Britain for a whopping 65 years (and counting), and she doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. However, there’s still some rarely-heard Queen Elizabeth II facts out there that even the most devoted fans might not know.

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From not needing a driver’s license to drive a car to wearing the same $9 nail polish for more than 30 years, it’s clear that Queen Elizabeth II is chock full of surprises. For example, did you know she’s actually the head of the entire Church of England? And that way back in the day she was part of the British army during World War II? Wow! At the ripe age of 91, she has worn many hats (or should we say crowns?) in her time in the spotlight.

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Find out the most startling Queen Elizabeth II facts for yourself below, and see if you never look at her Majesty the same way ever again!

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