Some lesser known fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Some lesser known fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and that makes her quite special. Queen Elizabeth II is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland monarch. She assumed the title of Queen in 1952 after her father’s death and is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She is also the only female member of the royal family to have entered the armed forces and served in World War II.

Full name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

Born on: 04/21/1926

Age: 96 Years

Here are some interesting facts about her

Princess Elizabeth ascended to the throne at age 25 when her father, King George VI, died on February 6, 1952. However, she has officially crowned Queen Elizabeth II at age 27 on June 2, 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday is April 21 but she celebrates a second birthday in June because royal birthdays are celebrated twice if they don’t naturally fall in the summer.

She had to save up ration coupons to pay for the materials to make her wedding dress.

On her 80th birthday, she invited a bunch of guests who were also turning 80 to Buckingham Palace for a party.

Some lesser known fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II

King George VI first brought home a corgi from a local kennel in 1933 when Elizabeth was just a child and named him Dookie. In more than 80 years, the Queen has cared for more than 30 corgis. Willow, the last of her beloved corgi dogs, was put to sleep in April 2018 after struggling with cancer.

She speaks fluent French

She doesn’t need a license to drive a car or a passport to travel.

Whales, dolphins, porpoises and sturgeons are considered property of the Queen if they are caught within 3 miles of the UK coast.

Someone plays the bagpipes outside her bedroom window at 9 am every weekday — essentially acting as a human alarm clock.

In 1982, an intruder managed to break into Buckingham Palace and enter the Queen’s bedroom. They had a 10-minute conversation before she called security.

She drove a truck and trained as a mechanic during WWII.

Some lesser known fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II

In his role as Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage is the Queen’s personal poet. Yes, personal poet.

She technically owns every unmarked swan that swims along Britain’s waterways.

Brazil gave her some sloths once.

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