12 interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II that will blow your mind

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926 in Mayfair, London, and is Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. The Queen is a loved and respected figure around the world and reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II is widely known for her dedication and sense of duty to the nation. She has lived most of her life in the public eye, but even then there are so many facts we don’t know about her majesty. Here are some cool and interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II which are quite interesting to know.

Interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II

1. Do you like corgis? If yes, then you will be delighted to know that the queen is also in love with corgis. She has owned over 30 corgis throughout her life.

2. The Queen’s birthplace is now an upscale restaurant. His maternal parents lived at 17 Bruton Street, and there is now a world-famous Cantonese restaurant called Hakkasan.

3. The Queen is known for her devotion to the public, so it won’t come as a shock to you that she swore to herself on her 21st birthday that she would dedicate her whole life to public service.

4. Since all UK passports are issued in the Queen’s name, she does not need a passport to travel, nor does she need a number plate on her vehicle or a driving licence.

5. In 1957, she became the first sovereign to open a session of the Canadian Parliament in person.

6. Did you know where the Queen’s elegant wedding dress came from? Well, Her Majesty used ration coupons to buy the fabric for her wedding dress. But don’t be shocked, because the dress was elegant and it took about 6 months to make.

The dress was made of ivory silk and was encrusted with imported seed beads.

7. She received her first horse as a gift from her grandfather, King George V, and it was called Peggy.

8. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II married her cousin? Yes, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were third cousins.

9. When Prince Philip planned a tour to Balmoral, he proposed to Elizabeth. The proposal took place in 1946 and she accepted it without telling her parents. Finally, the engagement was officially announced a year later in July 1947.

10. The Queen was interested in learning different things since childhood and she started studying law and constitutional history after 1936. She is also fluent in French and studied German and music at home.

11. Did you know the Queen served in the military? Before becoming queen, she wanted to serve in World War II and for this she trained as a truck driver and mechanic. Eventually, she volunteered as a truck driver during World War II and became the first-ever female royal to serve in the military.

12. Queen Elizabeth is known for doing radio shows as well as TV shows. But did you know that the first time she did a radio show, she was only 14 years old?

She delivered a radio show in 1940 on the Children’s Hour.

Queen Elizabeth II is known for her charismatic personality and dedication to public service. Did you like these interesting facts about the Queen? Let us know in the comments section below.

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