Queen Elizabeth II Turns 80

Here's a few things to know on this 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. She's been on the throne 52 years, longer than the first Queen Elizabeth. That Elizabeth gave her name to an age. But she has reigned for less time than Queen Victoria, who's era also carries her name. This queen is sharing her big day with her subjects. She's going on one of her trademark walkabouts.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Here's a few things to know on this 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. She's been on the throne 52 years, longer than the first Queen Elizabeth, who gave her name to an age. But less time than Queen Victoria, whose era also carries her name. This queen is sharing her big day with her subjects. She's going on one of her trademark walkabouts. Should you meet her, only speak when spoken to. Then say happy birthday. This is MORNING EDITION.

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