From all royal families living in the modern world, the British one is the most popular. The citizens of different corners of the planet follow the life of Elizabeth II, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. But facts may slip even under such an unwinking stare. And what facts do you know?
What's Elizabeth II surname?
Queen doesn’t need a surname itself. But after wedding Queen has double surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
How many states have the British monarch as their head?
Here’s a complete list of countries where British Queen is the official head of a state: the British Commonwealth of Nations, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahama Islands, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Jamaica. In total 16 countries!
The royal family doesn’t know such a thing as sloth. So, the Queen’s grandson prince William had worked as a … for 7 years
Rescue helicopter pilot. In the end of November 2011 he took part in the rescue mission to save Russian mariners from the sinking ship Swanland
Captain of the Royal Navy
Deminer of British ground forces
British special forces officer
Rescue helicopter pilot
In 1945, future Queen Elizabeth II joined the ranks of British armed forces. What post did she hold?
The legatary princess became the only female member of the Royal family who joined the British army, and Elizabeth II is the only acting monarch who officially served during WWII.
Nurse in a hospital
Elizabeth II has a number of unique advantages, which no one of her nationals has. One of them is…
All British passports are issued on behalf of Queen and are a kind of Queen’s request to allow one of her nationals to freely travel outside her country.
Visiting the Opera at any moment
Having no passport
Having supper in any restaurant of the country for free
Having all the exhibits of the British Museum
What's the Elizabeth II favorite dog breed?
Corgi even took part in a clip for the Olympic games together with Daniel Craig as 007 agent
During royal receptions this course is under a ban
It’s considered that shellfish increases the risk of intoxication and allergic response.
Fresh greens salad
Royal weddings have numerous traditions and rituals. What flower is necessary in the bride’s bouquet?
This is one of many royal traditions. According to Windsor’s standards, a wedding will be flawed without a myrtle twig.
The Queen always has a bag. Do you know what its intended use is besides the obvious one?
To look dignified in any circumstances, a special secret code was developed for Queen, which suggests to servants that they need to rescue her from an unpleasant conversation, and if she puts her bag on the table, it means that she is about to leave the event in 5 minutes.
There’s a tracker in the bag, which allows the security service to continuously observe the important person
Bags help to send a secret code to the Queen’s environment
Queen gets excited and carries a bag to keep her hands busy
There are necessary medicines for emergencies in the bag
Elizabeth II officially owns all these birds in the Thames. What are these birds?
This tradition dates back to the middle of the 13th century when a noble poultry was dished at feasts directly for the king.
Martin John Rees serves as a Royal astronomer at the court. What are his functions?
Martin John Rees has been occupying this post since 1998
He monitors the Great Britain’s space program
He makes sure that spatial objects aren’t named after royal persons
He consults Queen regarding space, dark matter, black holes, etc.
He writes a correct horoscope for the royal family
What royal court gets a salary in the form of wine?
In 2009, for the first time in 400 years of this positions existence, Queen appoints Carol Ann Duffy the first female Royal poet. Her salary includes small living allowance and a barrel of sherry (about 720 bottles).
What is a common gift in the Royal family for Christmas?
Traditionally, something funny and not very expensive is gifted: one day Prince Harry gave his grandma a shower cap with the words “Ain’t life a bitch”.
Inexpensive funny things
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