Little-known facts about Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral takes place on Monday, as the UK says a final goodbye to its longest-reigning monarch.

Undeniably one of the biggest moments in the nation’s history, around 2,000 people - including world leaders and key figures from public life - are expected to gather at the state service, while millions more will watch at home.

While the funeral will be a sombre occasion, it will also offer many a chance to celebrate the Queen’s life.

Ahead of the service, here are some little-known facts about the late monarch.

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