The Queen is loved and respected throughout the world.
Of all the Royal families in the modern world, British is the most popular. The life of Elizabeth II, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very closely by people from different parts of the world. But under the watchful eye of some of the facts can slip away.
We collected answers the most interesting questions about the family of Windsor.
10. How many members in the British Royal family?
In the literal sense of the word to the Royal family belong to 15 people.
Relevant titles are: Elizabeth II and her husband Philip, their children (Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward), their grandchildren (William, Harry, Beatrice, Eugene, James, Louise), grandchildren (Prince George and Princess Charlotte), and sister of Queen Margaret.
In addition, another 15 people are in direct relationship with the Queen, although titles are not on the throne do not apply. It Dukes, counts, lords and ladies.
9. How is Queen’s day?
The Queen gets up at 7:30 in the morning. At this time she serves tea without sugar and a cookie varieties “Mary” with milk. As the culinary tastes of the royals is not widely advertised, you never know what sort of tea he loves Elizabeth: some sources claim that it’s Earl Grey, others that English Breakfast.
At 8:30 Elizabeth eats Breakfast with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the dining room overlooking the gardens of Buckingham Palace. On the table is usually cornflakes, yoghurt and toast with maple syrup or marmalade. At Breakfast the Queen reads the Newspapers, most often the Daily Telegraph and Racing Post.
After Breakfast, the Queen holds briefings on various issues with his assistants. It discusses and mail, which Elizabeth looks in person, is about 200-300 emails a day. Until late in the evening the Queen is busy with official meetings and events.
And even before sleep Elizabeth deals exclusively with matters of state: she reads all the documents with the major topics of the day, which she gets daily in a special red box.
8. Favorite ornament of Queen Elizabeth II
Pearl necklace made of three threads almost always adorns the neck of the Queen is a hallmark of her style. When Elizabeth was 10, she received a necklace as a gift from her grandfather George V, and it was her favorite decoration.
Somewhat later Queen Mary, grandmother of Elizabeth, gave her pearl earrings. To this day they included with the necklace are part of the image of a modern monarch.
7. The tradition of changing their name upon ascension to the throne
Since ancient times the monarchs of different countries took during his tenure of the throne-the name that was given to them at birth. In Britain this tradition is also maintained. So, Queen Victoria to the coronation of a Princess was the Alexandrina, and king George was named albert. Elizabeth II chose not to change the name, it’s just permissible, but not mandatory for the monarch.
Of course, many tradition lovers still remember the Queen that’s her choice. In 2002, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the ascent of Elizabeth to the throne, the Queen was sent several letters on behalf of the veterans of the nationalist Scottish national party. The letters dealt with the fact that it is time for the Queen to take the throne name. But, as we see many years later, Elizabeth II is firm in his decision.
6. Misconceptions about titles
Elizabeth is often called the Queen of England, but this is incorrect. First, she is the only monarch of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland, and England is only part of it.
And secondly, the British monarch is subservient to other countries: Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Jamaica. So Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 States.
Not less common misconceptions about princesses. Lady Di after her marriage with Prince Charles came to be called a Princess. However, she was not a Princess by birth, so all the rules of her title was supposed to sound like “Her Royal Highness the Princess Charles of Wales”, as strange as it may sound.
As for the lady of their eldest son, William, Kate Middleton’s not too Princess. She married the Duke of Cambridgeshire, and because her official title is Duchess of Cambridge.
5. What do the princes Royal in their free time?
William last two years worked at the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Shift Prince lasted 9.5 hours, about 20 hours a week. The salary the Duke transferred to the charity Fund of the medical service. 27 March 2017 the Duke of Cambridge left his post as pilot of the ambulance.
Pilot career William started in 2008, when he joined the ranks of the search and rescue service of the RAF. There he worked until 2014. Now, at the age of 35 years, being the second in line to the throne, the Duke of Cambridge intends to devote himself to the Royal house and the future of the British monarchy.
Prince Harry also made a good career of the military. Graduated from the Academy at Sandhurst and, like his elder brother, enlisted in a cavalry regiment.
Prince Harry was twice in Afghanistan, once as a military helicopter pilot. He was later awarded the medal for participation in those hostilities.
He also participated in anti-terrorist exercises of the armed forces of Australia. When for security reasons, the Prince withdrew from the army, he organized in Britain sports event for soldiers injured in the war.
4. What is the appeal to Elizabeth accepted the members of the Royal family?
According to official sources, different family members have their privileges in an address to the Queen. So, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II calls her lilibeth. This name called herself the future Queen when I was very little and couldn’t pronounce “Elizabeth”.
Other adult family members are required to speak at the meeting, “Your Majesty.” Even his own son Charles must comply with this formality before you call the Queen an informal word Mommy (“mommy”).
Less strict limits for the grandchildren. Prince George has its own appeal to Elizabeth II — Gan-Gan. So he says the word “grandmother” (Great-Grandmother).
3. The Queen is an example of thrift
Elizabeth II is very economical and is a great example for his subjects. So, we know that she always turns off the light, leaving the room and requires it from all the inhabitants of the Palace. For a long time the Queen wears the same dress.
And yet for many years the Queen prefers to use cheap nail Polish. In 1989 Elizabeth has discovered a nail Polish called “Ballet shoes” from the company Essie.
Probably, the Queen found it an optimal combination of soothing colors (pale pink shade contrasts with the bright costumes), and modest price — just $ 9 per jar.
2. In some countries Elizabeth II is more often the case?
Representatives of the Buckingham Palace reported that all foreign trips of the Queen are performed in accordance with the recommendations of the British government. So often Elizabeth visits the countries in which it is present based on the current state of Affairs.
For my 65 years on the throne the Queen has made more than 120 official visits. Often the Queen has visited Canada (27 times) and Australia (18 times).
1. Scandalous photos of Elizabeth II with a Nazi salute
In 2015, the British newspaper the Sun published a picture of 1933, which 7-year-old Elizabeth, her little sister Mary, their mother and uncle Edward allegedly raised their hands in a Nazi salute.
As a family history of Buckingham Palace was in the newspaper, is not known. However, representatives of the Royal family expressed their disappointment with the actions of the employees of Sun. They believe that there is an important historical context: this is a family scene at the time of the game, and the gesture is just a gesture, which at that time appeared frequently on television.
“No one at that time did not foresee the ensuing events. To give the images some other meaning is a distortion of the truth,” said the official representatives of the Royal family.
Bonus: Royal facial features passed down through the generations
In her youth, Elizabeth was a lot like his grandmother Mary, the wife of king George V. In our days there is another similarity: all noticed how much the Princess Charlotte, granddaughter of Queen like her at an early age.
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