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Top 10 Facts About the Queen!

Do you want to learn about the Queen? Well you've come to the right place! Check out these 10 facts about Queen Elizabeth II...

1. Our Queen is Queen Elizabeth II.

Our current Queen is Queen Elizabeth II.

She lives in Windsor Castle and has reigned for 68 years.

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2. She was born in Mayfair, London.

The Queen was born in Mayfair, London, on 21st April 1926.

She was born at 17 Bruton Street which is actually now a Chinese restaurant!

3. She is the longest reigning monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch.

She overtook Queen Victoria a few years ago!

So far she has reigned for 68 years.

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4. The Queen doesn’t just rule over the UK.

The Queen doesn’t just rule over the UK.

She rules over lots of other places too! They are…

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

5. Her favourite dogs are corgis.

You might have guessed it but the Queen LOVES corgis.

She has owned over 30 during her reign as the Queen.

The most she has ever owned at once is 13!

It is believed that Queen Elizabeth only has one now.

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6. She is the only person allowed to drive without a drivers license in the UK.

Every driver in the UK needs a driving license.

That includes a theory test, lots of lessons and a practical test.

However, the Queen doesn’t need to do this.

She is the only person in the UK who doesn’t need a driving license.

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6. The Queen has two birthdays.

How amazing would it be to have two birthdays?!

The Queen has two!

Her real birthday, the day she was born, is on 21st April.

However, her official birthday is held on a Saturday in June. This year, in 2021, it will be on 12th June.

It has been tradition since 1748 that the reigning monarch has their birthday in June because the weather is better and they can celebrate properly!

8. The Queen married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen was married to Prince Philip who was the Duke of Edinburgh.

They got married in 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

Prince Philip was born into the Greek and Danish Royal Family.

However, before the wedding he had to become a British citizen.

Sadly Prince Philip passed away on 9th April, 2021.

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9. She trained to be a mechanic and military truck driver.

The Queen has some hidden talents.

She trained to be a mechanic and a military truck driver!

Queen Elizabeth II was a part of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service for World War II.

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10. The first email the Queen ever sent was in 1976.

The Queen sent her first email on 26th March, 1976.

She was at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment which was a telecommunications research centre in Malvern.

The email announced a new programming language.

It was the first email sent by a royal!

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Top 10 Facts

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