90 secrets of Queen Elizabeth

Published on Apr 21, 2016

Many good wishes to Her Majesty queen Elizabeth II. At the ripe old age of 90 years, can boast of being the reigning longest in the history of Britain. It was 1953 when he ascended to the throne and he was only 27 years old. The daughter of king George VI and queen Elizabeth I, is considered a living legend. In the meantime, you know, the celebrations will last for a couple of months. Today a small party and a private, from 13 may to three evenings of shows in Windsor and then on 11 June, the official birthday in great fanfare with a parade with carriages, greeting from Buckingham Palace and a street party in the nation as a whole. But the Queen, known for her hats, showy, and his clothes in bright colors, has spent his entire life traveling and not a few curiosity about her. And to celebrate, let's discover together the secrets and anecdotes, some of which are part of a research of historical expert of the royal family, Kate Williams, commissioned by lastminute.com.

1. He has visited 60% of the entire world, with as many as 120 destinations, to be precise. From her coronation in 1953, Her Majesty has visited on average two countries a year and those 70's and 80's were the most profitable, so much so that, for example, in 1979, the Queen has visited 6 countries in two months.

2. Does not have a passport, while the other members of the royal family.

3. Italy is one of his favorite destinations ever, with 5 visits in total. The last time was in 2014.

4. He wanted to celebrate his 25th birthday at the Villa Adriana in Tivoli, in Italy, when she was still princess.

5. It is perhaps the only one in the world to celebrate his birthday twice a year! Today, April 21, will turn off the candles in private, but will celebrate its 90 years officially in June, during the traditional parade.

6. During his reign, has seen 12 prime ministers, seven archbishops of Canterbury, and seven popes.

7. He has sailed over a million miles on his Royal Yacht.

8. It is the reigning longest running in Britain, having passed on the 9th of September 2015, the previous record of his great-great-grandmother Victory of 63 years, 7 months and 2 days – well 23.226 days, which it held from the 22nd of September 1896, when he equaled the record of her grandfather, king George III. It is also the longest ever for a queen. Not to mention that it is in the 44th place in the ranking of kingdoms, the longest in the history.

9. In 1945 he enlisted in the army. He joined the Service of the Auxiliary Territorial where she was known as No 230873 Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, and was trained as a driver. And it was also mechanical.

10. In 2012 has been defined as the 26th most powerful woman, influential in the world by u.s. magazine Forbes, which estimated his wealth $ 450 million.

11. It seems to be a little interested in art and culture, but who has a passion for horses, dogs and photography.

12. In 1961, he was the first monarch of English to meet the Pope.

13. He has accumulated an impressive number of miles, worthy of a frequent flyer! It is estimated that the total number of miles she walked is equivalent to about 42 trips around the world! Only in the first twelve months by the Queen, in fact, Elizabeth II has traveled over 40 thousand miles visiting 12 countries during his tour of the Commonwealth which lasted six months, from November 1953 to may 1954.

14. Among the gifts the most bizarre is that she received the gift during his travels include two three-toed sloths, which date back to a trip to Brazil in 1968, a small elephant called Jumbo from the Cameroon and the cowboy boots during a visit in the Usa.

15. The european Country with the least favourite seems to be Spain, his only visit was in 1988.

16. The great-grandmother of George is the usual stay in luxury hotels but in 1981, in Bristol, surprised by a storm, knocked on the door of a B&B where the amazed manager the has reserved for his private apartment in the attic of the building.

17. When Margaret Thatcher made a visit to the Queen at Balmoral ended up washing the dishes together, and the Iron lady later sent a pair of gloves for the dishes as a Christmas gift.


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