This year in June, the UK has celebrated the monumental event of the Queens 70th Jubilee, this marked 70 years since Queen Elizabeth took to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II was 27years old when she became our queen in 1953 after the passing of her father King George. Queen Elizabeth is currently the 3rd longest reigning monarch, after Louis XIV of France and Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
Celebrations of the jubilee were held across the commonwealth to commemorate how long the queen has been in state, including street parties, and an event at Windsor Castle.
The Queen acts as a focus for national identity, unity and pride; gives a sense of stability and continuity; officially recognises success and excellence; and supports the ideal of voluntary service. The Queen has power over parliament, and this includes giving speeches to the house of lords and commons which are where our government reside and make influential decisions on behalf of the Commonwealth.