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Elizabeth II's full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. She was born on April 21, 1926. She never went to school and was taught by home tutors. In 1947 she married Prince Philip; he was created Duke of Edinburgh. A year later she gave birth to a son, Charles. In 1950 she gave a birth to a daughter, Anne. Elizabeth succeeded to the throne after the death of her father in February in 1952. Her second son, Andrew, was born in 1960 and the third, Edward, in 1964.
1. How long have the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh been married? A – since 1950 B – since 1947 C – since 1936 2. Who is the Queen’s heir to the throne? A – Prince Charles B – Prince Edward C – Prince Andrew 3. How many children have the Royal Couple? A – 2 B – 3 C – 4 4. When was the Queen born? A – the 21st of April in 1956 B – the 21st of June in 1926 C – the 21st of April in 1926 5. How many grandchildren does she have? A – 8 B – 4 C – 6
6. Where does the Queen live? A – in Big Ben B – in Buckingham Palace C – in the Tower of London 7. Who did the Queen marry ? A – King Georg VI B – Prince Philip C – Geordge Washington 8. When did she succeed to the throne? A – in 1952 B – in 2002 C – in 1926 9. When did Lady Diana die? A – in 1990 B – in 2000 C – in 1997 10. How old is the Queen? A – 70 years old B – 89 years old C – 80 years old
Text 1. She is one of the members of the Royal Family. She is one of the world's richest women. She never gives interviews. She likes to spend time with her grandchildren, watch horse-racing, go for a walk and watch TV. She is the symbol of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland She is......(Queen Elizabeth II)
Text 2. He is one of the members of the Royal Family. He was born in 1948. He is interested in many things: architecture, environment, history, alternative medicine, farming. His favorite sport is polo. He is well-known as a keen promoter of British interests. He has 2 children. ............(Charles, the Prince of Wales)
Text 3. She is one of the members of the Royal Family. She finished Beneden school in Kent. She is the hardest working member of the family. She made an excellent sports career. In recent years she has become quite popular with public. She doesn't wear expensive dresses but she always looks very elegant. She is.........(Princess Anne)
The Queen Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Charles Prince of Wales Lady Diana Spencer Princess Anne The Royal Princess Captain Mark Phillips Prince Andrew The Duke Of York Sarah Ferguson Sophie Rhys- Jones Prince Edward Earl of Wessex Prince William Prince Henry Peter Phillips Zara Phillips Princess Beatrice Princess Eugenie Louise James
THE ORDER OF SUCCESSION TO THE BRITISH THRONE 1. HRH The Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (1948) 2. HRH Prince William of Wales, eldest son of The Prince Charles (1982) 3. HRH Prince Henry of Wales, younger son of The Prince Charles (1984) 4. HRH The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, second son of HM Queen Elizabeth II (1960) 5. HRH Princess Beatrice of York, elder daughter of The Prince Andrew (1988) 6. HRH Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of The Prince Andrew (1990) 7. HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, youngest son of HM Queen Elizabeth II (1964) 8. James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten Windsor, Viscount Severn, son of HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (2007) 9. Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten Windsor, daughter of HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (2003) 10. HRH The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, only daughter of HM Queen Elizabeth II (1950) 11. Peter Phillips, son of The Princess Anne (1977) 12. Zara Phillips, daughter of The Princess Anne (1981) HM – Her (or His) Majesty HRH – Her (or His) Royal Highness
The Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21 April. She also celebrates her official birthday on either the first or the second, and sometimes the third, Saturday in June. King Edward VII, who was born on 9 November, was the first Sovereign to mark his official birthday on a separate day to his actual birthday throughout his reign, holding celebrations in either May or June.
THE QUEEN'S ROLE Head of State As Head of State, the Queen goes on official State visits abroad. She also invites other world leaders to come to the United Kingdom. During their visit, Heads of State usually stay at Buckingham Palace or sometimes at Windsor Castle or Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Head of the Armed Forces The Queen is also the Head of the Armed Forces. She is the only person who can declare when the country is at war and when war is over. Head of the Church of England The Queen is Head of the Church of England - a position that all British monarchs have held since it was founded by Henry VIII in the 1530s. The Queen appoints archbishops and bishops on the advice of the Prime Minister. The spiritual leader of the Church of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Represents the Nation The Queen represents the nation at times of great celebration or sorrow.
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