Queen of England: interesting facts of life

Olga Nagornyuk
09.09.2015

Queen of England: interesting facts of life

When on April 21, 1926, in the family of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, little Lilibet was born, no one suspected that after a quarter of a century this girl would ascend to the royal throne of Great Britain. Elizabeth Alexandra Maria, Princess of York, was third in line for the crown. But life turned so that in 25 years, Elizabeth took the throne. The next Queen of England began her journey in politics ...

English Queen's Biography

After the death of King George V, Edward Windsor, uncle Elizabeth, became the heir to the throne. If he remained to rule, today the crown of the English monarchs would adorn the head of his descendants. But 10 months after the inheritance of the throne, Edward, because of his love for the divorced American, abdicated, and Elizabeth's father ascended the throne.

 

After receiving an excellent education at home, the princess continued her studies at one of the privileged schools in Britain, where she met her future husband, Philippe Mountbatten, the grandson of the Greek king, who was in exile at that time.

 

A beggar, a throneless aristocrat did not suit the royal family of Britain, but Elizabeth persisted, and in November 1947 she married her beloved. They had four children: princes Charles, Edward and Edward, as well as Princess Anne.

Elizabeth II Wedding

In 1952, Elizabeth's father passed away, and she ascended the throne. The Queen of England is a representative figure and has practically no real power.

 

At the same time, she meets with ambassadors and representatives of other monarchist dynasties, is engaged in active public and charitable activities, and even has the right to appoint the prime minister and dissolve parliament. However, during her reign, the queen only three times named the candidacy of the head of government and never interfered in the work of the legislative power.

 

Today, Queen Elizabeth II is considered the oldest monarch on the planet. For all the time of her reign, she never made it clear which political views she holds and which parties she sympathizes with. The queen managed to preserve the family and prestige of the British monarchy. According to polls, 2/3 of the inhabitants of Foggy Albion are sure: without the Queen there would be no Britain.

Queen's working day

Those who believe that the Queen of England leads an idle lifestyle are deeply mistaken. The work schedule of the monarch is scheduled by the minute. Her Majesty starts work at 10.00 and finishes it at 11 o'clock in the evening.

 

The working day of Elizabeth begins with reading letters and newspapers: the queen wants to be aware of what her subjects live.

 

Then pass the audience, each of which, according to the protocol, lasts at least 15 minutes. The duties of the Queen are also participation in public events, rewarding and visiting other countries with business visits. After all, Her Majesty holds the post of Commander-in-Chief of the country's armed forces and is the head of the Anglican Church.

Audience of the Queen of England

They say that Elizabeth is engaged in everything herself, still not allowing Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, to go public. One of the newspapers even decided to joke by posting a job search ad on his behalf.

 

The Queen of England tries to spend time free from work with her family and friends, does crossword puzzles and charades, breeds dogs and tries to attend horse racing because she loves horse riding since childhood.

Scandals in the life of the queen

During her reign, Elizabeth had to endure several scandals. Some of them were crushed by the British crown, and some received a wide response.

 

One of the very first scandals broke out through the fault of the spouse of the queen prince consort Philip. Forced to constantly be in the shadow of his brilliant wife and receive a paltry salary compared to her (50 thousand pounds sterling compared to 1 million spouses), he was caught in a love affair with her cousin Elizabeth.

Prince Philip and Elizabeth II

Some media also claim: the prince has children born out of wedlock from another woman - Helen Fufunis. However, there is no documented evidence of this fact. To the credit of Elizabeth, it must be said: the queen never commented on the behavior of her husband, and she herself was always faithful to him.

 

Another scandal associated with the divorce of the son of Queen Prince Charles and the death of Princess Diana. When the people's favorite ex-wife of the heir to the throne got into a car accident with her lover, the Queen of England reacted to this event a few days later. On this basis, the media blamed her for being indifferent, and some even tried to find evidence of Buckingham Palace’s participation inan accident.

Interesting facts from the life of the queen

Queen of England - a versatile and fascinating nature. Behind the façade of the protocol lies a living person who is not alien to weaknesses and fads.

 

1. The British Queen does not have a passport (who already does not have a headache about dual citizenship). Since this document is issued on her behalf, Elizabeth can not give it to herself, and therefore does without an identity card.

 

2. English Queen loves dogs. Monghini's favorite breed is the corgi. And recently, Elizabeth bred a new breed, the dorgi, crossing the corgi and the dachshund.

Dogs of the English Queen

3. Elizabeth II was the first monarch in the world, whose coronation was broadcast on television. This dramatically increased its popularity among the population.

 

4. As a child, the future queen participated in children's Christmas theatrical performances. At the age of 15, a young princess played the prince in a fairy tale about Cinderella.

 

5. When traveling abroad for international meetings, Her Majesty takes a lot of clothes with her. So, visiting in 1953 the summit of the Commonwealth of Nations, the queen picked up 12 tons of things from home.

British Queen

6. The Queen of England, albeit formally, is still the head of 16 states, including Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Barbados.

 

7Elizabeth II is the only monarch who can change spark plugs. During the Second World War, she was trained in courses for drivers and was promoted to lieutenant.

 

Here she is - a queen from the Windsor dynasty, a woman who survived nine prime ministers and who was able to influence politics without interfering with it.


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