Royal Facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is the most widely celebrated of all the British monarchs. She is the fortieth monarch since King William was crowned as the ruler of England in 1066.

Amazing royal facts about Queen Elizabeth II that are quite endearing

1 The Queen’s real birthday is on the 21st of April but it is celebrated on a Saturday in June.

2 Queen Elizabeth II sends telegrams to centenarians and couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversaries. This shows how Her Majesty values old age and marriage.

3 During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II receives a lot of unusual gifts which include live animals. Most of the live animal gifts are placed in the London zoo. In fact, almost half of the animals in the London zoo are gifts to Queen Elizabeth II.

4 Since she was crowned as the queen of England in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has visited Edinburgh annually. In fact, she takes her residence in the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

5 The Queen undertook 256 officials overseas aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Since its launch in 1954, the ship traveled more than a million miles on official duties until it was decommissioned in 1997.

6 Queen Elizabeth II is a patron of hundreds of charities and civic organizations. In fact, she has supported 620 charities to date.

7 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh organize small luncheon parties inside the Buckingham Palace to meet different people from different trades, vocations and professions. This tradition started in 1956 and is still being followed today.

8 She is a big fan of the dog breed corgi that she owned more than 30 during her reign. She named her first corgi Susan, which she received during her 8th birthday in 1944. She also introduced a new breed of dogs called dorgi which is a result of the mating of a dachshund and one of her corgis.

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9 The Queen is very fluent in speaking French. She often uses this language for her state visits. In fact, she does not need an interpreter whenever she makes a state visit to a French-speaking country.

10 When she turned 76 in 2002, Queen Elizabeth became the oldest monarch to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.

11 Since she was crowned the Queen of England in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has undertaken 78 state visits making her the most widely traveled head of state in history. She is always accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.

10 Times Queen Elizabeth Was Disrespected In Public

Meeting the Queen of England is a huge honor even if you’re a big time celebrity. Because of this, the moment can become a little nerve wracking, but you should always keep royal etiquette in mind before the big day.

Sadly, it seems like the people in this video completely lost their minds when they broke all the rules when meeting her Royal Highness. These are ten times Queen Elizabeth was disrespected in public.

In this video, we will show you celebrities like Rihanna, and diplomats like Barack Obama and Donald Trump, who all have one thing in common; they accidently dissed the Queen. We will also show you what Meghan Markle did to disrespect royal protocol when in the presence of her new grandmother-in-law.

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