Five facts about Queen Elizabeth II when she does 93 | Life


Queen Elizabeth II reigned over 14 prime ministers. - Reuters pic
Queen Elizabeth II reigned over 14 prime ministers. – Reuters pic

LONDON, April 21 – Queen Elizabeth II of Britain celebrates her birthday on Sunday, marking 93 years in the brightness of the public.

Here are five facts about the oldest and oldest monarch in Britain.


More than 80 percent of Britons did not experience life under any other monarch, not having been born when Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, according to the Office of National Statistics UK.

She reigned over 14 prime ministers, rising to the throne during the tenure of Winston Churchill.

She also met 11 of the 12 US presidents in office and signed more than 3,500 bills.

On her birthday, the queen will be 11 years and four months older than any British monarch in history, and at 67 years and 74 days, it will be the longest in three years and 224 days.


The Queen was born on April 21, 1926, at 17 Bruton Street in the upscale Mayfair district of London, which is now a high-end Chinese restaurant whose signature dishes include baked cod with champagne.

She has another official birthday on the second Saturday of June to celebrate the milestone publicly.

The tradition of the double anniversary was initiated by King George II in 1748, who wanted to have a summer celebration.


The monarch has been an animal lover throughout her life and particularly likes horses and dogs.

She owned more than 30 corgi dogs, her favorite breed, and even invented a new breed, the dorgi – a cross between a corgi and a dachshund.

She inherited several Thoroughbred horses after her father, King George VI, died in 1952 and her tours gained more than 1,600 races.

The 93-year-old man also owned an elephant, black jaguars and a crocodile – all present that were cared for in zoos – and because of Aramaic laws, still owns all the mute swans and "royal fish" in Britain, including dolphins and sturgeons.


Although not legally required to pay taxes, Elizabeth chose in 1992 to voluntarily pay income tax on her private earnings amid public complaints about the cost of restoring the family-damaged Windsor Castle.

Technological knowledge

Despite the tradition and pomp of the family, the Queen feels comfortable with the development of technologies since she worked as a truck mechanic in World War II.

She sent her first e-mail in 1976, sent a message to the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969, tweeted for the first time in 2014 and made her first Instagram post last month.

Her coronation of 1953 was the first to be televised and in 2012 her annual Christmas speech was made available in the podcast. – AFP


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