Getting to Know the Birthday Girl: Queen Elizabeth II Turns 85

Getting to Know the Birthday Girl: Queen Elizabeth II Turns 85

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Happy Birthday to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II who turns 85 years young today!

8 Little Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth II

  1. The Queen has two birthdays. Her real birthday is April 21. Her public birthday is celebrated in June due to the warmer weather.
  2. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been married for more than 60 years. They were married in 1947.
  3. The Queen has 9 royal thrones: One at the House of Lords, two at Westminster Abbey, and six in the throne room at Buckingham Palace.
  4. The Queen and her husband share the same great, great grandmother – Queen Victoria.
  5. The Queen has posed for 139 official portraits in her lifetime, the first being at just 7 years old.
  6. The Queen was the first, and so far, only female member of the royal family to join the armed services.
  7. The Queen officially joined the world of Facebook in 2010 and now has over 318,000 fans/likes.
  8. At 85 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s oldest Monarch.


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