Five Amazing Things You Should Know About Queen Elizabeth II


 Five Notable Facts You Should Know About Queen  Elizabeth II

Five Amazing Things You Should Know About Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II 

The British Royal Family, on Thursday, announced the passing of the great Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.

A statement from the Royal Family on Twitter said the great monarch died in her home.

Five Amazing Things You Should Know About Queen Elizabeth II

Here are 5 interesting facts about the late monarch:

1. She was not born in a palace

Queen Elizabeth was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I (the Queen Mother) — and the eldest grand-daughter of King George V. However, the Queen was not born in the palace.

She was instead born in a townhouse in London that belonged to her Scottish maternal grandparents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, on 21 April 1926.

2. She was homeschooled

Queen Elizabeth II was educated at home alongside her only sibling, Princess Margaret, who was born in 1930.

The two princesses were educated under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford. They were taught lessons concentrated on history, language, literature, and music.

Five Amazing Things You Should Know About Queen Elizabeth II

3. She was in Kenya when her father died

Queen Elizabeth II was in Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, when her father, King George VI, died in 1952. Philip broke the news of King George VI’s death to his wife while they were alone during a trip to Kenya.


4. She was the head of 54 Commonwealth nations

The Commonwealth comprises 54 nations including United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, among others.  Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II was the head of the Common Wealth until her death. Her father, King George VI, was the first monarch to be formally styled as Head of the Commonwealth.

5. She was the longest-serving British monarch

Queen Elizabeth II became the queen of England and other 14 sovereign states on 6 February, 1952. Her reign of 70 years and seven months is the longest of any British monarch in history.

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