LONDON – It’s a well-documented fact that Queen Elizabeth II is a living British legend, but not everyone knows that she’s also a total badass as well.

On September 9, Queen Liz will officially become Britain’s longest reigning monarch and with that in mind we’ve rounded up some facts, each one of them arguably more badass than the last.

1. She doesn’t need a passport to travel


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Yep, that’s right: because all passports in Britain are technically issued in the Queen’s name, her madge doesn’t need one to travel herself. “As a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The Queen to possess one,” according to royal.gov.uk. “All other members of the Royal Family, including The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales, have passports.” Read more…

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