The Daily Telegraph

A life long-lived

People and places

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15

Prime ministers in office since the start of her reign

14

US presidents who came and went throughout her reign

25

Age when she became Queen, on Feb 6 1952

70

Years on the throne

599

Charities, organisati­ons and military regiments of which the Queen was patron

50,000

People hosted in an average year at banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties at Buckingham Palace

404,500

Honours conferred by the time of her Diamond Jubilee

1.5m

Approximat­e number of people who have attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodho­use since 1952

261

Official overseas visits undertaken, including 100 state visits to 116 different countries

300,000

The estimated number of congratula­tory messages sent to people celebratin­g their 100th birthday

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