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5 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II

5 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II

Fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.

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CORGIS, SWANS, ROYAL FISH

Elizabeth's love of the corgi is well known. Her father, George VI, introduced the breed to the royal famiy in 1933 when he bought a corgi called Dookie. The animal proved popular with his daughters, and the queen was given her first corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday. She has owned over 30 corgis during her reign — many were direct descendants from Susan.

Elizabeth also introduced a new breed of dog known as the "dorgi" when one of her corgis was mated with a dachshund named Pipkin.

As monarch, Elizabeth technically owns...

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