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.

  1. 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.
  2. Her wedding dress were bought with WWII coupons
  3. She was the first British Monarch to ever celebrate Platinum Jubilee
    Beating even the 63-year record of Queen Victoria – her great-great-grandma!
  4. 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.
  5. Corgis were her most favourite dog breed
  6. She invented a new dog breed called Dorgi
    This was the result of her corgi and her sister – Princess Margaret’s dachshund.
  7. The total number of Christmas cards that she sent was about 50,000
    What an outstanding number!
  8. Her Majesty owned a jaguar, an elephant, two giant turtles and a pair of sloths.
  9. She was the only person in Britain that doesn’t have to possess a driver’s licence or passport
  10.  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”.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Australian landmark – Sydney Opera House was opened by Her Majesty on October 20th, 1973
  14. All flights over London were cancelled to ensure quiet during the Queen’s funeral
  15. 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!