Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch, and is still very active in her public role. She is The Queen of The United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of The Commonwealth.
Who is the Queen, how old is she, when is her birthday, what is her surname, how tall is she, what university did she attend, where was she born and what is her background?
The Queen is the reigning head of state in the UK. She’s 92 years old and was born on April 21, 1926. As tradition dictates, The Queen does not need to use a surname and her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. She was born of the house Windsor and therefore could use this as her surname if she chose to.
The Queen is 1.63 metres tall. She was educated traditionally at home by tutors. Queen Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair, London, to the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth after Edward VIII abdicated the throne.
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Why is the Queen famous and what is her occupation?
The Queen is famous for being the Sovereign of The United Kingdom. She is the head of state, undertaking state duties and is the ‘Head of Nation’.
When was Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, how old was she when she became Queen
Elizabeth II became Queen at age 25, upon her father’s death. Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953.
What is the Queen’s net worth?
Forbes estimated the Queen’s net worth to be £415milion in 2016, while the royal family as a whole is reportedly worth $88 billion.
How much does the Queen earn?
The Royal’s official annual accounts show the Queen’s 2017 earnings as £76 million.
How many children did Queen Victoria have?
Queen Victoria had nine children; four princes and five princesses.
Why does the Queen have two birthdays, where was she born?
She has two birthdays; one to mark her actual date of birth and then a second official birthday of the monarch, a tradition going back to 1748. It varies each year, usually falling on the first Saturday in May. The time of year is chosen because of the better weather for outdoor celebrations such as Trooping the Colour. She was born at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, the home of her maternal grandparents.
What happens when the Queen dies, when did Queen Victoria die, is the Queen ill, how old was Queen Victoria when she died?
She is still alive and very active in her public duties. In the event of her death, the Prime Minister will be informed, before other political leaders around the world. A sign announcing her death will appear on the palace gates and union flags will fly at half mast. Newsreaders will dress in black suits and ties, and TV programming will be suspended as all channels default to news coverage. There will be 10 days of mourning and her body will lie in state before a full state funeral. She is not believed to be ill. Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901, aged 81.
What does the Queen do, what is her job?
She is the head of state, undertaking state duties such as the ceremonial Opening of Parliament. In 2015 she reportedly carried out 341 engagements, and is currently patron of over 900 charities.
How long did Queen Victoria reign for, who was her father, where did she live, how old was she when she became the Queen?
Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years and seven months. She was daughter of Prince Edward and became Queen at just 18. She was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace.
How many children does the Queen have, what are their names, what are her grandchildren’s names?
The Queen has four children, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Her eight grandchildren are William, Zara, Peter, Harry, Eugenie, James, Beatrice and Louise.
Is she German, what languages can she speak?
There is German ancestry in her family tree but she is not German. She speaks French as well as English.
What has she got to do with Brexit, what has she said about Brexit, did she vote and campaign for Brexit, does the Queen want a hard Brexit?
Conventionally, she does not vote in political matters so as to remain impartial, but she reportedly commented at a private lunch that she backed Brexit. The Queen’s speech at the Opening of Parliament in 2017 covered Brexit legislation, in particular, supporting a hard Brexit, although the content of this speech is always written by the government.
Is she married, who is she married to, what does Prince Philip do, is Prince Philip ill?
She is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip is alive, but he retired from public duties in August 2017, aged 96.
How many houses does she own?
She owns six residences including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.