Some admired policy of Queen Elizabeth II, others enthusiastically criticize and question every step of Her Majesty. Nevertheless, the main British woman was able to win the love of their subjects and maintain the prestige of the British monarchy. We offer traced from photographs how a strong and unshakable image of the British monarch formed.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary named in honor of his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a child, the princess difficulty pronounced her name, so she has received the nickname of Lilibeth.
From a young age, Elizabeth was interested in horses and horse riding. The love for this hobby and jumps British queen has kept until now. The first horse, crumb Lilibeth got in 4 years. It was a Shetland pony named Peggy.
Another passion of Elizabeth II and affection of all life – the dogs. More specifically, the representatives of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke breed. Over a lifetime, the ruling queen had more than 30 pets, but in 2015 she gave up breeding of dogs because she is afraid of tripping over them and be injured.
Apparently, the love of Elizabeth to the royal dogs was mutual.
The 10-year-old princess was the heir to the British throne and moved with her parents from Kensington to Buckingham Palace.
Despite the fact that the future queen did not attend school, she received an excellent education at home, she perfectly knows humanities and independently learned French.
Having ascended to the throne, Elizabeth II involuntarily lost the ability to read fiction. Every day, the monarch receives about 300 emails and viewing the mountains of official documents. There is no time to read favorite novels of Agatha Christie, Dick Francis, and Phyllis Dorothy. Days layout completely and as clearly as possible. Being a queen – it means a lot of work!
During the Second World War, Elizabeth received a specialty of the mechanic, and in 1945 – a driver’s license. Driving can be called another passion of the British Queen.
With Philip Mountbatten (future husband) Elizabeth II met when she was 13, and 8 years later they were married. Queen has not yet parted with silver cosmetics, presented by her lover. The Duke of Edinburgh often wife jokingly calls his wife the “sausage.”
February 6, 1952, at the age of 25 years, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary ascended to the British throne. The official coronation took place after 1,5 years. First time in the history of the UK monarch’s ceremonial ascent to the throne, was broadcast on television.
Another passion of the reigning monarch is traveling. On account of Elizabeth II over 325 official overseas visits to 135 countries.
For 64 years of board, Queen Elizabeth II has not given a single interview.
As befits a true queen, Elizabeth II almost never expresses opinions and emotions in public. Neither the expression on her face, not even by sight impossible to guess what thoughts have arisen at the monarch about this or that event.