Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is the queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the head of the Commonwealth. She was born in 1926 and has been queen since 1952.
Elizabeth was born in London to the duke and duchess of York, later King George VI and Elizabeth, queen consort. In 1947, she married Philip, duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history.
The couple are also set to return the controversial 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) of taxpayers' money they received to make home improvements. The Queen said she was pleased a "constructive" solution had been found.
Another person has died and hundreds of properties are feared lost after another catastrophic day of bushfires in Australia's southeast. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has deflected blame over his handling of the crisis.