Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch last year, and today April 21, she celebrates her 90th birthday. Born in 1926, the Queen has reigned for over 63 years and has always been at the center of the public eye. But there still a lot about the British monarch that may surprise you. Here’s nine facts you didn’t know about Queen Elizabeth II.
#1. She is the first head of state to open two Olympic games in two different countries
Elizabeth II opened the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the most recent Summer Olympic games in London in 2012.