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“I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” —Queen Elizabeth II
Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Elizabeth was born on 21-st of April 1926
Princess Elizabeth was called "Lilibet" by close family, a nickname she got because she couldn't pronounce her own name. Her father, King George VI, used to say, "Lilibet is my pride. Margaret is my joy."
The Puppy Love
For much of her life, the queen has surrounded herself with dogs.
She is especially known for her love of corgis.
First radio broadcast
In 1940, The little Elizabeth made her first radio broadcast addressing other children who had to be evacuated from the cities during the World War II.
The main message of the speech is “in the end all will be well”.
She Worked as a Mechanic During World War II.
In November, 1947, Princess Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten. As the big event was held during the world war recuperation years, their marriage was not a big show.
The Swan Owner
Legally, the Queen Elizabeth II has the right of ownership of all the unmarked swans wandering around Britain waterways. Within 3 miles of UK shores, other species include; dolphins, whales etc. Such is the power of the crown.
Passion for Horse Racing
The Queen is a passionate horse racing fan. She owned many horses for use in racing. Every year in Windsor Park, the Royal Windsor Horse Show was hosted by the Queen.
Your Passport Please!
The Queen has visited 116 countries during her reign. But the amazing thing to know is that till now she doesn’t have a passport.
No Driver’s License
In addition to having no passport, Her Majesty also lacks a driver’s license. Though she first learned to drive in 1945, when she trained as a mechanic and military truck driver. Favourite cars are Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
Queen Elizabeth doesn’t wake up the same way as the rest of us. Rather than an alarm clock, she has her own personal bagpipe player that wakes her from her sleep.
Personal Poet! Ever heard of one?
Yes, the queen has a personal poet. Presently, the role is held by Carol Ann Duffy and she will continue to hold the position till 2019.
Queen Elizabeth has a number of Secret sings. If during official meetings she puts her handbag on the table that means that she wants to leave the meeting in 5 minutes.
If she starts to put her handbag from hand to hand or play with her ring her attendants know that she is bored.
Passion for Hats.
The Queen is a big fan of hats which are the subject of bets in the UK. Blue is her favorite colour.
the Diamond Jubilee( )
On February 6, 1952, King George VI died, and Elizabeth assumed the responsibilities of the ruling monarch. But Queen Elizabeth II was officially crowned in 1953. Her 60 years on the throne was celebrated in June 2012 with the Diamond Jubilee. Now she is the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
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