Interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth that you shouldn't miss

Interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth that you shouldn't miss

Updated on September 22, 2022 18:07 PM by Laura Mendes

The Queen has had the longest reign of any monarch in history. One of the most significant and powerful women in the world is Queen Elizabeth II. She finished her 60-year reign in 2012.

A year after the passing of her father, King George VI, she was crowned. She was only 25 years old when the ceremony took place. The coronation ceremony was televised for the first time in British history. The plans for the coronation remained the same despite Queen Elizabeth's grandmother passing away in the same year in March. Here are some interesting facts

Two birthdays

Although Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, formal celebrations didn't begin until the second Saturday of June, following a custom that King George II established in 1748. He was born in November, but as the weather was unfavorable for outdoor celebrations, he chose to celebrate his second birthday later in the year.

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She never went to school.

Kids who prefer to play all day indoors might find this appealing. However, the Queen did have private tutors who taught her French, law, and constitutional history. She has, however, frequently said that she missed going to school.

She was her late husband's relative.

Due to the fact that they were both the great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. When Elizabeth was only 13 years old, it is said that she fell in love with the prince. The two were wed in November 1947. After the Second World War, the queen famously utilized ration coupons she had saved to purchase the fabric for her wedding gown.

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 Personal fashion designer

After receiving several royal family commissions, Norman Hartnell (1901–1979) was appointed as the royal family's official designer. He is renowned for creating Princess Elizabeth's bridal dress and coronation attire. According to Vogue UK, Hartnell made nine iterations of the dress, and the Queen chose the one with floral symbols for each nation under British rule.

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Diamond from India

Many Indians feel strongly about the "Koh-i-Noor" diamond, which in Persian means "light of the world," since they believe British colonialists took it from the ruler of Punjab. The 108-carat diamond, which is on display at the Tower of London, is a component of Queen Elizabeth II's crown.

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She had the longest reign of any ruler.

After her father, King George VI, passed away on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth ascended to the throne. She ruled for 70 years, which was longer than her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria's 63-year reign (1837–1901).

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No passport or driver's license is required for her.

According to the official site of the British royal family, "A British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The Queen to own one." The late Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales are the only members who do not have passports. She is the only person in the UK who does not need a driver's license.

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She is a corgi lover.

Even dogs have bad days, but royal pets almost always have better days than the average dogs. When her father acquired a corgi named Dookie in the 1930s, the Queen's love affair with them officially began. But Susan was Elizabeth's favorite; she could not bear to part with her and her children were the reason the royal family had happy corgis for eight decades.

More than 200 movies and TV shows have featured her as a character.

IMDb, a website that ranks movies, claims that Queen Elizabeth II has starred in over 225 documentaries, fiction movies, and television shows. Additionally, she received a BAFTA honor in 2013 "in appreciation of her extraordinary support of the cinema and television industries." The monarch is depicted in the image above from the Netflix series "The Crown," which stars British actress Claire Foy.

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She does not have the most wealth in Britain

The "Sunday Times" calculated the queen's net worth to be 370 million pounds (€426 million, $430 million), which includes her investments, jewelry, and two castles. However, compared to many other British royals, such as the Duke of Westminster, whose net worth is about 10 billion pounds (€11.5 billion, $11.6 billion), the monarch's wealth appears modest.

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