Things you might not know about the queen
In her 70 year reign on the throne, the Queen has seen and done a lot.
As the monarch of the UK and one of the most famous people in the world, there’s plenty that she’s experienced, and a lot of interesting tidbits about her have been revealed to the public in that time.
She also made some pretty good quotes in her time.
“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future”- From her 2008 Christmas speech in the midst of the Financial Crisis
“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.”- From her 1957 Christmas speech
“If I am asked what I think about family life after 25 years of marriage, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it.”- On family and marriage
“If I wore beige, nobody would know who I am.”- On why she wears a colourful wardrobe
“Thank you for making me feel so old”- In response to Justin Trudeau toasting her long reign
“We must be seen to be believed”- On why royal tours and visits are important.
Did you know that:
- Her favourite foods include scrambled eggs, salmon and a special chocolate biscuit dessert
- She likes tea- but not scones
- Since ascending the throne, the Queen has had 14 prime ministers (with Harold Wilson holding the position twice) and seen 14 US presidents in office.
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