Find out more about Queen Elizabeth II's 60 year reign

  • 3 June 2012
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Find out more about Queen Elizabeth II's reign

She reigned for 60 years, but Queen Elizabeth was never meant to take the throne.

In the first of a special Newsround three-part-series, Nel takes a look back at the Queen's life.

From her birth through to her surprise accession, part one explores her early life.