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Queen Elizabeth II: Total Badass

Her Majesty totally rules.

When you're in charge of the entire British monarchy, you're basically a badass by birthright, but there's one Head of State who has truly embodied what it means to be unequivocally cool – our very own Queen Elizabeth II. Here, a look back at the many times Her Majesty totally ruled.

BAD FROM THE BEGINNING Popperfoto BAD FROM THE BEGINNING Princess Elizabeth drives an ambulance during her wartime service in the A.T.S. (Auxiliary Territorial Service), 1945. QUEEN BEE Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images QUEEN BEE Showing Phillip who's boss, 1982.

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BOW DOWN Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images BOW DOWN Greeting Jayne Mansfield at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, 1957. MOM RULES Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images MOM RULES Showing the masses how to rule and be a mom at the same time during her birthday parade, 1964. AT THE WHEEL Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images AT THE WHEEL Piloting her four-wheel drive Land Rover, 1992. NO SHAME David Levenson/Getty Images NO SHAME Touching up her lipstick at the Windsor Horse Show, 1985. RING LEADER Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images RING LEADER Leading the charge as Prince Phillip and Prince Charles ride behind at the Trooping the Colour parade, 1980. LEAN IN Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images LEAN IN Chatting up the Emir of Bahrain, 1979. TWO CAN PLAY THIS GAME Anwar Hussein/Getty Images TWO CAN PLAY THIS GAME Keeping a close eye on the camerman, 1991. LAUGH IN Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images LAUGH IN Using her deadpan humor to make Ronald Reagan lose his cool, 1983. ALL BUSINESS Anwar Hussein/Getty Images ALL BUSINESS At her personal desk on the Royal Train, 2002. TOAST MASTER Anwar Hussein/Getty Images TOAST MASTER Toasting President Barack Obama during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, 2011. GREATER THAN THE GREATS WPA Pool/Getty Images GREATER THAN THE GREATS Making Paul McCartney and Annie Lennox blush backstage at the Diamond Jubilee, 2012. BLOODY MOVES WPA Pool/Getty Images BLOODY MOVES Serving looks at a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral, 2012. FRONT ROW STATUS WPA Pool/Getty Images FRONT ROW STATUS Sitting in between Caroline Rush and Dame Anna Wintour at Richard Quinn's runway show, 2018. COOLEST OF THEM ALL Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage COOLEST OF THEM ALL Just being her badass self at the Epsom Derby, 2018.



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