Ruler of the Year: Queen Elizabeth II
The grand old monarch of England has completed 60 years on the throne and looks as great as ever. In four years she could well break Queen Victoria’s all-time record. This year, the 86-year-old Queen even did a short film with Daniel Craig as James Bond for the Olympic Games opening ceremony and fooled some people into thinking that she parachuted into the stadium!
Image: An actor dressed to resemble Britain's Queen Elizabeth II parachutes into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.