Queen Elizabeth II ruled the UK, Realms, and Commonwealth for more than 70 years, making her Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. We are deeply saddened by her passing and would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family.
While we take a moment of silence in remembrance, join us on a trip down memory lane and discover 15 fun and interesting facts about the Queen.
- The Queen volunteered as a truck driver during World War II
She was the first female member of the Royal Family to serve in the military.
- Her wedding dress were bought with WWII coupons
- She was the first British Monarch to ever celebrate Platinum Jubilee
Beating even the 63-year record of Queen Victoria – her great-great-grandma!
- While on the throne, she was served by 15 UK Prime Ministers
A few to name are Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and most recently, Boris Johnson.
- Corgis were her most favourite dog breed
- She invented a new dog breed called Dorgi
This was the result of her corgi and her sister – Princess Margaret’s dachshund.
- The total number of Christmas cards that she sent was about 50,000
What an outstanding number!
- Her Majesty owned a jaguar, an elephant, two giant turtles and a pair of sloths.
- She was the only person in Britain that doesn’t have to possess a driver’s licence or passport
- The Queen has been portrayed in more than 225 films and TV series
It may surprise you that she also won a BAFTA award in 2013 “in recognition of her outstanding patronage of the film and television industries”.
- She was not the richest person in Britain
As a matter of fact, the Duke of Westminster’s net worth was 27 times larger than hers – and he was not the richest royals.
- She travelled to more than 100 countries
Canada and France are 2 countries that she visited the most in Europe – 22 and 13 times respectively.
- Australian landmark – Sydney Opera House was opened by Her Majesty on October 20th, 1973
- All flights over London were cancelled to ensure quiet during the Queen’s funeral
- Her wreath paid tribute to Prince Philip
At the top of the Queen’s coffin was a wreath made of her favourite flowers from the Balmoral Estate, with the sweet peas representing a nod to Prince Philip.
The late Britain’s Queen lived life to the fullest and left impacts on the lives of many people. May she rest in peace!