The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II: Saluting the Armed Forces' Commander-in-Chief

Forces News looks back at the Queen's special relationship with the Armed Forces.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, has died aged 96.

The Queen's relationship with the Armed Forces was a centrepiece of her reign – a special relationship forged in the dark days of the Second World War, and then, as monarch, front and centre of her duties as Commander-in-Chief.

For 70 years she watched over Britain's three services and all those who served, always honoured to meet them as much as they were honoured to meet their Queen.

Forces News looks back at that special relationship and the legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.