Calling code: 65
GDP: $292.74 billion USD (2015)
Population: 5.54 million (2015)
Area: 269.11 sq miles (697 km²)
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Authors: John Steinbeck · Kevin Hinkle
First published: 1937
ATOS reading level: 4.50
Characters: Lennie Small · George Milton · Whit · Curley · Curley’s Wife · Carlson · Candy · Slim · Crooks
Adaptations: Of Mice and Men (1992) · Of Mice and Men (1939) · Of Mice and Men · George and Junior
Born: Apr 21, 1926 (age 90) · London, England
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Spouse: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (m. 1947)
Children: Prince Charles (Son) · Anne, Princess Royal (Daughter) · Edward Wessex (Son) · Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Son)
Parents: George VI (Father) · Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (Mother)
Siblings: Princess Margaret (Sister)Highlights
- 1936: Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive.
- 1947: Elizabeth and Philip were married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.
- 1977: Trudeau’s supposed republicanism seemed to be confirmed by his antics, such as sliding down banisters at Buckingham Palace and pirouetting behind the Queen’s back in 1977, and the removal of various Canadian royal symbols during his term of office.
- 2010: The Queen addressed the United Nations for a second time in 2010, again in her capacity as Queen of all Commonwealth realms and Head of the Commonwealth.
- 2012: Her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 marked 60 years on the throne, and celebrations were held throughout her realms, the wider Commonwealth, and beyond.
- 2015: 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 and female head of state in world history.