Many who travel to England go to Buckingham Palace, hoping to catch just a glimpse of the Queen. Here is a brief look at the story of this most fascinating and dedicated monarch. She was asleep in a giant fig tree, in a land far from home. Below, wild animals prowled in the Kenyan night, while back in England events were occurring that would thrust the young princess into the world's spotlight. That night in February, 1952, Princess Elizabeth, who may not have wanted the career, became Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith. From then on, her life could never be the same.
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