04/21/2016 11:29 EDT

Queen Elizabeth Birthday: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Her Majesty

She has been in the public eye for 90 years now, but there's a lot many of us probably don't know about her.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21, and her long life has been an amazing one.

But while some facts about the longest-reigning British monarch are well known — her love of corgis, her fondness for children and her passion for charity work — others might surprise you.

Check out the video above to learn more about her fascinating life.

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