Records and facts made by Queen Elizabeth II

Records and facts made by Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II is regarded as the most famous personality and iconic feminist on the planet. She ruled the United Kingdom for seven decades and died peacefully at Balmora on September 8, 2022. Though she passed away there’s so much to remember about Her Majesty and still more to learn. During her reigning monarch in the British kingdom, she made a lot of records and facts.
Let’s know some of the records and facts made by Queen Elizabeth II.

The official title of Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

 

 Records made by Queen Elizabeth II

  1. According to the Guinness World Record, the Queen held the record for being the oldest British queen.
  2. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history and also the longest-reigning female monarch in world history.
  3. She was Queen for 70 years and 214 days, making her the second-longest-reigning monarch of all time.
  4. As Queen, she was served by 15 different UK Prime Ministers.
  5. She also met 13 out of the last 14 US presidents, the exception being Lyndon Johnson.
  6. There were seven Roman Catholic popes during the Queen’s reign: Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis.
  7. Before his death in April 2021, Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, making them the longest-married couple in the royal family’s history.
  8. Elizabeth was the patron of more than 620 charities and organizations.
  9. Her image appears on at least 33 different currencies (including in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). So the Queen holds the record for the most currencies featuring the same individual.
  10. Her Majesty was still the Queen of 14 other countries in what’s known as the Commonwealth, including Canada and Australia, although the title is symbolic.
  11. Since 1952, The Queen has conferred 380,630 honours and awards.

     

    Facts made by Queen Elizabeth II

    1. The full name of Queen is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. Her childhood nickname was “Lilibet”.
    2. The Queen was the 6th female to ascend to the British throne.
    3. She was not expected to become queen, but the abdication of her uncle to marry Wallis Simpson changed her life forever.
    4. Queen Elizabeth II never went to school. She was educated at home alongside her only sibling Princess Margaret. They were educated under the supervision of their mother and their governess privately.
    5. Queen Elizabeth II had two birthdays. Her actual birthday is 21 April and her official birthday, which was held on a Saturday in June – when the weather’s better.
    6. She volunteered as a truck driver during World War II
    7. The Queen had her own private ATM
    8. As Head of State, The Monarch has to remain neutral on political matters. Thus, she didn’t vote or stand for election.
    9. Her Majesty was the only person in the United Kingdom who was not required to have a driving license or license plate on her vehicle.
    10. She also didn’t need a passport to travel, as all British passports are issued in her name.
    11. She had no obligation to pay taxes.
    12. As Britain’s waterways were technically owned by the queen, she owned all the swans, dolphins and whales that swim in UK They are known as “fishes royal.”
    13. The Queen sent a message to the Moon to congratulate the Apollo 11 astronauts on the first moon landing (21 July 1969), It was a pre-recorded message from Her Majesty.
    14. The Queen opened the Sydney Opera House.
    15. She was also Head of the Commonwealth, which consists of 54 countries.
    16. Besides the head of State, Her Majesty also held the titles of Head of State, Head of Nation, Head of Armed Forces, Sovereign of the Garter, Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, etc.
    17. The Queen had worn more than 5,000 hats in her lifetime.
    18. The Queen has undertaken 251 official overseas visits to 128 different countries in last the 50 years,
    19. According to the records, she has visited Australia 16 times, Canada 22 times, Jamaica six times and New Zealand 10 times.
    20. The Queen has 6 royal residences, where she spent most of her time. They are: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle, Sandringham House, Holyrood Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
    21. Queen Elizabeth II survived three assassination bids on her and escaped unharmed.
     

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