Happy Birthday to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II who turns 85 years young today!
8 Little Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth II
- The Queen has two birthdays. Her real birthday is April 21. Her public birthday is celebrated in June due to the warmer weather.
- The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been married for more than 60 years. They were married in 1947.
- 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.
- The Queen and her husband share the same great, great grandmother – Queen Victoria.
- The Queen has posed for 139 official portraits in her lifetime, the first being at just 7 years old.
- The Queen was the first, and so far, only female member of the royal family to join the armed services.
- The Queen officially joined the world of Facebook in 2010 and now has over 318,000 fans/likes.
- At 85 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s oldest Monarch.