11 cool facts about the Queen of England, which will amaze you
Queen Elizabeth II - the living legend of the British. It is a fact known to all. But not everyone knows how much this old lady. September 9 Queen officially becomes the "longest reigning" monarch of Great Britain. In honor of this impressive event, we have prepared for you some truly amazing facts about the British Queen.
It does not need a passport to travel
Yes, because all passports issued in the UK is technically the name of the queen, so that he does not need the Queen. "As a British passport issued in the name of Her Majesty, the Queen does not necessarily have the passport itself." But all the rest of the royal family, including the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, the passport is.
It can shoot
This photo was taken during a visit to the Queen at the shooting range in Surrey. When the Queen showed the rifle L85, she could not resist and took a few shots.
During World War II she served in the army
Queen - the only living head of state who served in the Army during World War II. In addition, she became the only woman of the royal family, serve in the army. She joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, when she was 18. There she learned to drive a military truck.
She studied at the mechanics of
Queen - or rather the princess at the time - not just drove trucks during World War II. She also learned how to repair them. When the King and Queen and Princess Margaret visited the training center, they saw the Princess Elizabeth in overalls under a Red Cross truck. Princess Elizabeth was very proud to have been able to unlearn a mechanic.
She has two birthdays a year
The Queen does not mark a birthday in the year, as a mere mortal (and gifts, I suppose, gets better than all of us put together). The Queen was born on April 21, but its "official" birthday party held at the beginning of June, on Saturday.
She sent e-mails when the Internet was still unknown
You think you're cool in technology? Yes, you was not standing next to the old woman Lisa. Maybe she joined the "Twitter" just last year, but his first e-mail sent yet from the Army in 1976 (becoming the first monarch who did so).
Her weight coolest birds around the world
Many people think that the Queen owns all the swans in the UK, but it is not. According to the official website of the British monarchy, "Crown reserves the right to ownership of all unmarked swans in open water, but the right of the Queen applies only to certain sections of the Thames and its tributaries." Although she still owns a large number of swans than any man, and every year the swan upping ceremony allows it to swim in the waters of the Thames and personally counted all his feathered charges.
It is not alien fotobomby
During the Commonwealth Games - 2014 Australian hockey players Jade Taylor published in his Twitter account one of the most epic selfie of all time - it tossed Jade Queen Elizabeth and her colleague fotobombu. And even smiled at the same time.
She starred in the film James Bond
It can repair the engines, she can shoot, she knows how to deal with the invaders, and even she is friends with James Bond. Hmm, it looks like a queen - a secret agent. The video above was shot during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games year. It Daniel Craig accompanies Her Majesty from Buckingham Palace in a helicopter.
Celebrities line up to see her
Models, actors, Hollywood stars and even members of the group One Direction - Queen met with all of them. And it is they come to it, but not vice versa.
She loves Ali G.
More precisely, the impression that Ali G made on her mother. Yes, the Queen Mother was a fan of Ali G - this fact was confirmed by Princes William and Harry. In the Christmas interview they shared with the world the story of how the Queen Mother saw that they were watching Ali G videos on TV. In response, they taught her to click her fingers and say, "Respect." Once, after dinner, she stood up and said: "Honey, dinner was delicious, Respect" - and snapped her fingers. All roared with laughter. It seems that the steepness - it is their family.