This 90-year-old woman is a fashion icon, WWII vet, and ruler of one of the world's largest economies

Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 90 today, is definitely not a typical monarch. From serving as a mechanic during World War II, to becoming the first head of state to receive a hologram portrait, the Queen continues to rule in more ways than one.

Story and editing by Alana Yzola

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