Life Journey Of Queen Elizabeth On Her 90th Birthday
Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday, with her eldest son Prince Charles paying tribute in a special radio broadcast and Prime Minister David Cameron leading a parliamentary homage. We wish her a very happy birthday.
So here we take you on a royal ride of 90 golden years of queen’s life beyond limits in pictures.
Some Unknown Facts about Queen Elizabeth That You Don’t Know
1 She was born at 2:40 a.m. on April 21, 1926, at 17 Burton St. in Mayfair, London.
- She was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary atBuckingham Palaceon May 29, 1926.
- Elizabeth was named after her mother.
4 Elizabeth was educated at home.
5 She studied constitutional history and law, preparing for her future role as queen.
6 She was also instructed in religion by the Archbishop of Canterbury
7 The queen usually receives around 60,000 letters.
8 Elizabeth has 30 godchildren.
- The first soccer match the Queen attended was the 1953 FA Cup final.
10 In 1986, the Queen became the first British monarch to visit China.
11 She speaks fluent French and often uses the language for audiences and state visits. She does not require an interpreter a year.
12 Elizabeth II has answered over 3.5 million items of correspondence.
13 She has owned over 30 corgis. Her first dog was named Susan.
14 The queen has traveled overseas more than 250 times
- She has visited more than 115 countries.
16 Only five other British kings and queens have ruled for 50 years or more.
- Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip met at a wedding in 1934.
- Elizabeth learned how to drive in 1945.
- Elizabeth and Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, were married at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.
20 For a while, Elizabeth and Philip enjoyed a somewhat normal existence in Malta betwee1949 and 1951. Philip was an officer in the Mediterranean Fleet.Elizabeth became queen when King George VI died in February 1952.
22 In 1953, Elizabeth II attended her first football match (FA Cup Final).
23 Her great-grandson Prince George calls her “Gan-Gan.