The Royals

Celebrating 60 Years: The Queen's Milestone Moments

As Britain's monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, we take a look back at the highlights of her reign

GOING GLOBAL

The queen made history in October 1986 by becoming the first British ruler to visit China. The politically neutral monarch's historic week-long visit included a scenic visit to the Great Wall and an up close look at the recently excavated terracotta army.