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13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

Articles Jul 21, 2019 09:34

Knowing as the longest living monarch in England royal history, Queen Elizabeht II has entire anthem dedicated to her, what could be better than that. Here are some facts about the Queen of England.

Here are other facts about the legend that you might have no idea about.

1. The queen did not go to school ever and was tutored at home through out. 

It was her nanny, Marion Crawford, who the royal family referred to as "Crawfie," who taught her.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

2. As Queen, she has seen 12 UK Prime Ministers come to power.

Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reign for 65 years, celebrating her Sapphire Jubilee.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

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3. She is the one and only person who is allowed to drive in the UK without a driving license. 

FYI, Britain also officially issues driver's licenses in Queen Elizabeth’s name, so can you really ask her the same when she gets pulled over? Obviously no.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

4. She celebrates her birthday twice in a year. One on 21st April which is the actual one and another is celebrated on a Saturday in June – when the weather's better.

This is because April is comparatively a cold month, and the celebration is more suitable in the warmer month like June. 

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

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5. She was just a teenager when she begged her father to let her join the World War II in 1939. 

She started out by making radio broadcasts geared toward raising the morale of British children.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

6. She published her first Instagram post in 2019!

She isn't much of social media enthusiast maybe. She is allowed to be a little old fashioned, obviously!

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

7. Football fans,  she is an Arsenal supporter and enjoys horse riding and pigeon racing. 

She owns an elephant, two giant turtles, a jaguar and a pair of sloths. Hobbies are hobbies, but hers are definitely unique. 

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

8. She got married to her cousin Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. They are third cousins and share the same great-great-grandparents.

At the time, she did not even tell her parents that she was getting hitched. Quite brave of her, if you ask us.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

9.The Queen has sent around 50,000 Christmas cards till date – and counting!

Well she's the Queen, and she does what she does. 

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

10. Elizabeth paid for her own wedding dress. She used ration coupons and a 200-coupon supplement from the government to pay.

The beautiful ivory duchesse silk that her dress was made of was encrusted with 10,000 imported seed pearls and it took six months to make, and sported a 13-foot train. 

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

11. She does not need a passport to travel and has traveled to at least 115 countries. 

Since all British passports are officially issued in the Queen’s name, she technically doesn't need one.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

12. During the 1981 Trooping the Colour, she survived an assassination when the shots rang out. 

Marcus Sarjeant, who fired, received a prison sentence of five years under the 1848 Treason Act, but was released in October 1984.

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

13. She actually owns all the dolphins in the UK. 

Technically, She owns all the aquatic creatures labeled as 'Fishes Royal.'

13 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II That Will Surprise You

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