From facing up to your problems and having a laugh at yourself, to rocking a headscarf, the Queen has taught us a lot.
We often look to the younger members of the royal family for everything – from sartorial inspiration to mental health awareness.
It can be easy to forget that the head of the family was actually one of the first to lead the way when it came to speaking out, sharing family values and, of course, fashion.
As we approach the Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years since Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne on February 6 – here’s how the Queen has shown the new crowd how it’s done…
Easier said than done, especially on the world stage. In her speech marking the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1992, the Queen hit back at haters, way ahead of any social media reference to the idea.