As Queen Elizabeth II enjoys 60 years on the throne, we take a look at some of the lesser known facts about our monarch.
1.The Queen is the only person in Britain who can drive without a licence or a registration number on her car.
2.The Queen was enrolled as a Girl Guide when she was Princess Elizabeth at the age of eleven.
3.The Queen is patron of more than 600 charities and organisations.
4.The Queen didn't give her annual TV address in 1969, because she thought the royals were on TV too much. She sent out a written address instead.
5.The Queen was educated at home with Princess Margaret, her younger sister.
6.The Queen doesn't need a passport in order to travel.
7.The Queen's coronation service in 1953 was the first to be televised.
8.The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her reign.
9.The Queen was the first British Monarch to visit China when she went there in 1986.
10.The Queen speaks fluent French.
11.The Queen attended her first football match in 1953, the FA Cup Final between Blackpool and Bolton that became known as 'The Matthews final'.
12.The Queen first posed for an official portrait at the age of seven.
13.The Queen was a fan of the BBC's classic comedy Only Fools and Horses.
14.The Queen has visited the set of both EastEnders and Coronation Street.
15.The Queen's Coronation service lasted nearly three hours.
16.The Queen has sent more than 175,000 telegrams to centenarians in the UK and the Commonwealth.
17.The Queen learned to drive in 1945.
18.The Queen became the first reigning Sovereign to give birth to a child since Queen Victoria in 1857, when Prince Andrew was born in 1960.
19.The Queen sent her first email in 1976 from an army base.
20.The Queen first entered a mosque in 2002, in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
21.The Queen acted in a number of pantomimes at Windsor Castle during World War Two.
22.The Queen is the first member of the Royal Family to be awarded a gold disc from the recording industry, after 100,000 copies of the CD 'Party at the Palace' were sold within the first week of release.
23.The Queen is a keen photographer.
24.The Queen enjoys a glass of champagne in the evening.
25.The Queen found Ali G impressions very funny, according to Prince William.
26.The Queen has answered nearly four million pieces of correspondence.
27.The Queen's biggest sporting dream is believed to be seeing one of her horses winning the Derby.
28.The Queen is only the second British monarch to enjoy a Diamond Jubilee, following Queen Victoria.
29.The Queen enjoys a bath on the Royal Train, during which there is a 'no bumpy track rule'.
30.The Queen's favourite football club is Arsenal. Her late mother was a big fan, largely due to her love for former player Denis Compton.
31.The Queen officially owns all 5,300 breeding pairs of mute swan in Britain.
32.The Queen was given two tortoises after a visit to the Seychelles in 1972.
33.The Queen has 30 godchildren.
34.The Queen toured 35 counties during her Golden Jubilee year of 2002.
35.The Queen has given out approximately 90,000 Christmas Puddings to staff.
36.The Queen has sat for 139 portraits during her reign.
37.The Queen has now had 23 waxwork models made of her at Madame Tussauds.
38.The Queen received and replied to over 17,000 Golden Jubilee congratulatory letters between February and July 2002.
39.The Queen made her first visit to tennis at Wimbledon for 33 years in 2010, the previous one when she saw Virginia Wade win the singles title in her Silver Jubilee year of 1977.
40.The Queen has welcomed more than one million people to garden parties at Buckingham Palace during her reign.
41.The Queen was called back from a royal tour of Australia in 1974, when a snap General Election was called at home.
42.The Queen became a Sea Ranger in 1943.
43.The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour every year of her reign, except 1955 when it was cancelled due to a train strike.
44.The Queen took part in her first 'Royal Walkabout' on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1970.
45.The Queen's Coronation was watched by an estimated television audience of 27 million in 1953, at a time when the population of Britain was 36 million.
46.The Queen has nine Royal thrones.
47.The Queen was a big fan of 1970s television show Kojak, starring Telly Savalas.
48.The Queen was given two sloths (tree-dwelling mammals) on a visit to Brazil in 1968.
49.The Queen loves to read crime thrillers.
50.The Queen's childhood nickname was Lilibet, because she couldn't pronounce Elizabeth properly.
51.The Queen has two great grandchildren, with Savannah and Isla being born to Peter and Autumn Phillips.
52.The Queen starts every day with a cup of tea at 7.30am.
53.The Queen takes a keen interest in Scottish country dancing.
54.The Queen first flew in an aeroplane in 1945.
55.The Queen was given an iPod by President Obama in 2009.
56.The Queen made her first public address on the BBC's Children's Hour in 1940.
57.The Queen has met five astronauts at Buckingham Palace.
58.The Queen has a bank account at Coutts & Co.
59.The Queen collected clothing coupons for her wedding dress.
60.The Queen will declare open the London Olympics on July 27.