Donald Trump is an American billionaire businessman, known in society for his frank communication style and extravagant lifestyle, which do not particularly spoil the image of a successful and purposeful person. Today he is known as the 45th President of the United States, who broke the age record of Ronald Reagan, coming to office at the age of 70 and having previously held no state or military post.
Donald Trump, as a student, began to participate in business projects under the patronage of his father. The first deal allowed the future construction tycoon to earn $ 6 million without investments, which strengthened the guy's faith in himself and a brighter future.
The first grandiose construction projects that Donald oversaw were the construction of the Grand Hyatt Hotel and a 58-story skyscraper with an 80-foot waterfall called the Trump Tower. The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino was later rebuilt.
In 2015, the American billionaire expressed his intention to run for the presidency of the United States. He paid for the election campaign from his own funds, which distinguished him from other candidates lobbying for the interests of sponsors. Trump made loud statements that he could become the best American president and make every inhabitant of the country rich.
The election campaign of Trump, who gained fame in society as an eccentric "truth-seeker", was full of continuous scandalous statements. But the billionaire always showed himself as a true patriot, and many of his judgments about the greatness and determination of Americans became quotations.
Donald planned to tighten laws in relation to migrants in the country. Regarding US domestic policy, Trump took a position that was contrary to the current one. This also applied to the notorious medical reform initiated by Barack Obama, and the return of manufacturing bases to the United States.
The US Congress, by law, approved the results of the vote on January 6, 2017, and the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, took up his direct duties on January 20. The businessman became the richest head of state, whose fortune at the time of taking office was estimated at $4.1 billion.
Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts about Donald Trump career.
1. Companies owned by Donald Trump have declared bankruptcy several times. In 1991, the Taj Mahal entertainment complex filed for bankruptcy. In 1992, two other Atlantic City casinos filed for bankruptcy. Some of his went through bankruptcy in 2004 and 2008.
2. In his 1997 book The Art of Returning, Trump wrote: “One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands. And the more successful and famous someone becomes, the more terrible, apparently, this tradition becomes. Trump called himself a "clean-hands freak." However, during the presidency, Trump had to reconsider his views, and even the coronavirus pandemic did not stop him from shaking hands.
3. In an interview with Forbes, Trump revealed that he and his brother collected soda bottles at their first job. But his father gave him the first million for the business. Now, according to Forbes, his net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion. In addition to real estate, the ex-president owns 17 golf clubs, five of them are located abroad.
4. At one of the press conferences, Trump said that he never drank alcohol: "I never drank alcohol for various reasons." One of them is the death of his older brother Fred, who suffered from alcoholism. Trump is known for his addiction to Diet Coke. He loves her so much that in the Oval Office of the White House there was a special red button for ordering soda.
5. In 1990, long before the presidential term, Trump spoke out about the legalization of drugs in the United States. “You have to legalize drugs to win this war. You have to take income from the drug lords, ”the Chicago Tribune reported him. He also said that taxes collected from drugs should be spent on informing people about the dangers of using illegal substances.
6. During the protest movement on the streets of the United States and the demolition of monuments to historical figures who were slave owners and fought on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War, Trump spoke out in defense of the monuments. On his Twitter account, Trump wrote that he would veto any bill that would attempt to rename military bases named after General Robert E. Lee and other Confederates.
7. For a long time, Trump was a follower of the Presbyterian doctrine, but he changed his views. “Although I was a member of the Presbyterian church as a child, I consider myself now a non-denominational Christian,” he said. At the same time, the ex-president did not explain the reason for the drastic change. Trump has been ill with coronavirus. He attributes his quick recovery to his faith.
8. From 1987 to 2009, Donald Trump was registered as a voter of the Democratic Party, from 2011 to 2012 - as a non-partisan. After that, he registered as a voter of the Republican Party, from which he was elected president in 2016.
9. In 2007, Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles for producing the American reality show The Apprentice. However, the star of the incumbent president has been spoiled by vandals more than once. The last time this happened was during the protests of the Black Lives Matter movement.
10. Donald Trump has been married three times. The first wife was an emigrant from Czechoslovakia, model and businesswoman Ivana Trump. The marriage lasted from 1977 to 1992. Two sons (Donald and Eric) and a daughter Ivanka were born in it. Trump entered into a second marriage in 1993 with actress Marla Maples. In this marriage, daughter Ariana Trump was born. The marriage lasted until 1999. The third wife and first lady of the United States was Melania Trump, the marriage was concluded in 2005. An emigrant from Slovenia, a model and actress, gave birth to Trump's fifth child in this marriage - his son Barron. The president has eight grandchildren.
11. The surname Trump is related to "trump card". Donald likes this circumstance, and he often jokes to himself about this.
12. Currently, Donald is the owner of a conglomerate of construction companies, as well as an extensive hotel and gambling business. For almost 20 years, Trump was the owner of the most prestigious Miss Universe beauty pageant and only resigned from this position in 2015.
13. In his youth, Trump wanted to connect his fate with cinema, but chose business. Donald managed to achieve success in show business, on his account a number of performed roles and experience as a TV presenter.
14. For 14 years, Trump was the producer and host of the popular American show The Apprentice. Trump's success is largely due to the fact that a huge number of Americans are very familiar with him as a well-known media personality.
15. Donald Trump had the opportunity to become President of America back in 1999. He publicly announced his intention to run for high office and received strong public support. But due to conflicts in the Reform Party, from which he was nominated, he refused the elections.
16. The famous politician has a rather rare disease - mysophobia. A person suffering from this disease experiences an obsessive fear of pollution or infection with something. Donald Trump hates shaking hands with strangers, because at the moment of contact, microbes can get on his skin.
17. Donald has two brothers and two sisters, each of whom has achieved great success in life, except for Fred Trump, who drank heavily and died in the early 80s. Trump is a vocal opponent of alcohol, claiming he has never tasted it and demanding sobriety from all members of his family. In addition, the politician claims that he has never smoked and is not going to try tobacco or marijuana.
18. Trump plays golf and occasionally competes. Donald is a dedicated wrestling fan.
19. He can be seen at fights as a spectator, and in the past he often became the host of such sporting events. Among the close friends of the politician is Vince McMahon, who is the founder of the WWE wrestling federation.
20. Trump has not changed his hairstyle since high school - this is his trick. Now he only trusts his wife to cut his hair.
21. Trump's original and main profession is trading and real estate management. He is a brilliant salesperson. That is why Trump is successful in political debates and speeches. He knows how to control the thoughts of the interlocutor.
22. For many years, Trump sleeps 4 hours a day, and this is enough for him. At his age, he does not complain about health, weighs 100 kg with a height of 192 cm and is full of energy.
23. Donald Trump is the author of 17 business books, some of which are co-authored with Robert Kiyosaki.
24. Trump's campaign slogan is "Make America Great Again!"
25. Donald likes to marry beautiful models much younger than himself. Sin, in general, is understandable and forgivable. Here are his wives in descending order. Tellingly, the first and third wives are Slavic: Czech and Slovene.
26. Trump is talking to kids. Such a conclusion was made at Carnegie Mellon University during a study that studied the vocabulary and stylistic devices used by the last ten presidents in their campaign speeches. All presidents talked to their voters, so to speak, squatting down. Speechwriters and image makers carefully process texts so that they can be understood by the widest possible audience.
27. To no incomprehensible words, complex logical constructions and other horrors of higher education. But if the Bushes, Obamas and other Clintons usually used a vocabulary corresponding to the norm of a schoolboy in grades 7-8, then Trump addresses a maximum of fifth graders. For example, he tries as little as possible to use words longer than two syllables. The only three-syllable word that often appears in his speeches is "America". But there's nothing to be done, it's quite difficult to avoid this word.
28. One of Trump's most noisy statements is his proposal to execute and torture the families of terrorists. Information about this phrase spread all over the world, but the phrase itself, upon closer examination, turned out to be pulled out of context and far from being so unambiguous. The words “execute” and “torture” could also refer to the terrorists themselves, while Trump definitely promised only “prosecute” their relatives.
29. When reminded that such prosecution would be contrary to international law, as it would introduce a prohibited norm of collective responsibility, Trump thought and said that the law, including international law, is above all, and therefore, as president, he will not order the army to persecute relatives terrorists. Unless he achieves a revision of this law in advance.
30. Under the torture of terrorists, it is not necessary to understand the rack with red-hot tongs for any criminal. Trump's readiness to torture people was expressed by him in a conversation on the topic of whether it is ethical to use force methods if it is highly likely that a terrorist has information that can prevent deaths at the hands of his accomplices. it turned out that half of our liberal free-thinking journalists fully approve of Trump on this issue. And the second one still believes that the state should not be given the right to torture people under any circumstances.
31. Trump's success is largely due to the fact that a huge number of Americans are very familiar with him. And it’s not even about Trump’s ubiquitous commercial empire, but about the fact that for many years he has been one of the most popular showmen on American television.
32. He hosted many popularly beloved programs, and in contemplation of his face on the screen, a great many Americans grew up, to whom he, consider, is a native person.
33. One of the biggest scandals of the Trump campaign happened on March 1st in Kentucky. Then the politician's guards - healthy white men in uniform - beat a black Protestant who came to the rally with a poster accusing Trump of racism.
34. One should not think that the black citizens of America are all, as one, opponents of Trump. He has his fans among them. This audience believes that the ill-wishers of the beautiful Donald Masa are deliberately inflating the racial theme. And, by the way, most likely, they are not so wrong.
35. Trump, disapproving of formal political correctness, has reliable black friends, wrote books about business in collaboration with Japanese-American Robert Kiyosaki, and for vice president during his last election race was going to nominate Oprah Winfrey, who, as we know, is far from being Snow White. In general, the Ku Klux Klan hat does not look very convincing on Trump.
36. But who can really have a big, big grudge against Trump is the Muslims. Donald, without hesitation, put forward a proposal for the mandatory registration of all Muslim Americans in order to control them more extensively. Well, he also considers it necessary to prohibit persons professing Islam from entering the United States in general.
37. Immigrants and Hispanics will also not be a loyal audience for Trump. One of his brilliant plans is to build a giant wall on the border with Mexico and throw out all illegal immigrants with their offspring behind it, regardless of where and when these children were born and whether they have citizenship.
38. Trump's original and main profession is trading and real estate management. He is a brilliant salesperson. That is why Trump is so successful in political debates and speeches. He really knows how to control the thoughts of the interlocutor, unless the interlocutor is too smart, critical and independent for this. But this part of the buyers can always be neglected, because they are always and everywhere very few.
39. At the moment, Trump's fortune totals $4.1 billion (plus another half a billion distributed among his five children). The lion's share of this money is in a huge amount of real estate around the world. Many of these buildings are proudly referred to as Trump Centers, Trump Hotels, Trump Towers, etc. Trump has long wanted to put one of his towers in Moscow. In 2013, he even came here partly on this occasion, but so far the process has been sluggish.
40. Americans value successful people. But even more they appreciate those who know how to fall and rise. Trump fell into a financial hole twice - in the early nineties and at the height of the mortgage crisis of the 2000s. It came to partial bankruptcy, but both times he managed to turn around again and win back the lost positions, even returning some money to the people who suffered from his mistakes.
41. Trump is not a formalist, the rules for him are the rules of the game, but when he controls the game, he can easily change them. For example, Trump is the owner of the Miss USA pageant (who would doubt it!). The winner of the competition receives a very decent remuneration under the terms of the contract, during the year she is engaged in promotional and charity events. But in return, it is required to comply with a number of conditions.
42. For example, to be a "real American young lady", that is, to behave extremely decently. In 2006, the actual "Miss USA" Tara Conner was disgraced: the paparazzi photographed her in several bars, where an underage model of American youth, drunk in the trash (and not only alcohol), dishonored his high title in every conceivable way. Trump was demanded to deprive Miss Conner of the crown, to which the billionaire said that young people should always be given a second chance, and retained the title for the beauty.
43. Some critics are cautiously hinting that half a century of chronic sleep deprivation has led to some, umm ... problems with Donald's mentality and this explains his extravagance. But in general, Donald, at 69 years old, is as healthy as a bull: he almost never gets sick, weighs 100 kg with a height of 192 cm and simply bursts with energy.
44. According to the book, Stilson is a former salesman, an absolutely unscrupulous bastard who uses his talent as a salesman in the election race and is preparing to lead the world to a nuclear catastrophe. Indeed, the similarities are great, especially in the description of what Stilson says, what kind of security he surrounds himself with and how he conducts rallies. But let's not forget that outwardly politics in the US really does look a lot like a good salesman when it comes to public speaking. Nevertheless, the parallel, of course, looks frightening.
45. He often hosted wrestling shows and is friends with WWE owner Vince McMahon. However, Trump himself is now, thank God, not participating in battles, preferring to relax with a golf club. For business, this sport is more useful, since it is on the golf courses that the powers that be meet and chirp.
46. Reducing social benefits, employer obligations, taxes for the middle class, simplifying business, minimizing government intervention in business, eliminating a lot of benefits for minorities of all kinds, especially when it comes to the advantage in access to education, government positions, etc.
47. From Trump's point of view, it is necessary to help the elderly, the disabled and the real poor, and the rest of the population is able to take care of itself if it is not interfered with and not limited in business activity. In addition, Trump believes that it is necessary to put pressure on American entrepreneurs with import duties, forcing them to return jobs to the country and stop giving work to the Chinese, Indians and residents of other Bangladeshis.
48. And enough of this nonsense with help to developing countries and partner countries, except when help is really needed and does not corrupt the population. Then it must be done quickly, decisively and, it is possible, with the help of the army. All these speeches are received very, very well by the middle class and workers. Especially the promise of abolition of taxes on many types of property and a reduction in the maximum income tax rate to 25% makes the voter smile fondly, looking at the politician's face.
49. Donald Trump is regularly accused and suspected of not being very smart. In fact, the 45th American president has three prestigious diplomas. First, he graduated from the New York Military Academy, where it is difficult to qualify. After graduating from it, Trump planned to continue his journey in the acting field and enroll in film school.
50. However, he changed his mind, because he did not want to be dependent on others, and the acting profession implies this. He ended up studying economics at Fordham University and then enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Business School.
51. Trump loves the beautiful life. He has super-expensive planes and mansions, but the apotheosis of his love of luxury was a three-story apartment in New York's signature skyscraper Trump Tower. All rooms of the apartment are decorated with gold and marble, and it is not surprising that this accommodation is one of the most expensive in the city for its cost.
52. The ex-head of the White House is satisfied with four hours of sleep, he does not need more - he himself says so, and his butler confirms this. Surprisingly, despite the chronic lack of sleep, the president is always energetic and has never been ill.
53. Donald Trump's handshakes are no less famous than his sayings or hairstyle - he shakes hands often, with everyone and very firmly. But it turns out that he does it for the image - in fact, the billionaire does not like to touch strangers because of his extreme disgust. For this reason, his assistants are always ready to provide him with fresh wet wipes.
54. Trump, although he chose the business as a youth, has retained his love of acting. He enjoyed acting in episodic roles, and as a result, he has about 100 films in his track record, including Home Alone, Celebrity, Model Male, and even the series Sex and the City.
55. The world might have known a new candidate for American leadership under the surname Drumpf if Donald's grandfather, a German immigrant, had not changed his surname to a more sonorous one.
56. The Trump (Drumpf) family has been living in the States since 1885. Donald graduated from military school and then from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Then, with a bachelor of science degree in economics and a major in finance, he had some fun with the idea of becoming a Hollywood star, but realized that this was too unreliable a source of income, and went to work for his father's company, which was a leader in real estate.
47. Donald, who loves to teach people about making money, is often reproached by critics for having a strong starting position that would make it impossible to get rich. Until recently, Trump led all sorts of master classes for those who want to achieve material success. Detractors like to point out that his launchpad was paved with ten million dollars (the value of his father's company in the late 1960s, a lot of money for the time).
48. Trump says he is worth $10 billion. However, financial experts have big doubts about this. His companies have filed for bankruptcy four times in the past decade. Donald was especially battered by the global crisis of 2008. Nevertheless, the new presidential candidate uses his wealth as one of the trump cards of his election campaign: “I did it, so you can,” “I am really very rich,” Trump assures the electorate.
49. The Grammar Nazis chuckled heartily when Donald used the word bigly instead of the adjective big in his recent fiery foreign relations speech. “Does he really think there is such a word?” snorted the detractors.
50. Donald is a big fan of various alternative theories of the world order. For example, he believes that vaccinating children can cause them to develop autism.
On January 10, 2023, the book “Spare” was released: the memoirs of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, a member of the British royal family (it was published immediately in 16 languages, and the Spanish version appeared by mistake even earlier). Shortly before its release, the media began publishing excerpts from this edition, so the book was eagerly awaited: recent events, the change of the monarch, have increased the interest in the British crown that has not waned.
Details from the life of the royal family from Prince Harry: the whole world reads.
The world knowingly waited for revelations and shocking details. Indeed, less than a month had passed since the publication, and strong statements appeared in the press: mainly distrust was expressed in many of the facts outlined in Spare, and the author himself was already getting hit by opponents (according to the first survey, two-thirds condemn the author for too much frankness).
Today, Bemorepanda presents readers with 45 fragments of the sensational book: the prince's memoirs in Russian have yet to be available, so let's get acquainted with the text from excerpts from it.
1. Almost every member of the royal family has a nickname or nickname:
Prince William - "Willie" Katherine, Princess of Wales - "Kate" The king is "Pa." Princess Diana was "mother." The Queen and Prince Philip are "grandmother" and "grandfather." The Queen Mother was "Gan-Gan." Princess Margaret was "Aunt Margot." Princess Eugenie - "Yuge".
And Harry? He has a lot of nicknames. He is called "Harold" by his family (although his father also calls him "dear boy"). Palace staff calls him "Skinny." Megan calls him "Haz." His friends call him: "Spike," "Baz," and "Prince Shakaru" ("Spike" was also the codename used by Harry's bodyguards).
The King wanted to name Harry Albert. Diana convinced him, and this name became one of Harry's middle names.
Harry writes that his father was a fan of Queen Victoria's husband, Albert, and at one point wanted to name his second son after the famous Prince Consort. “Mom stopped him,” he writes. Harry was christened Henry Charles Albert David of Wales.
2. The king regularly takes care of himself:
The king does a daily headstand, which Harry says was prescribed by a physiotherapist and proved to be the only effective remedy for neck and back pain caused by old polo injuries. He also listens to audiobooks (which he calls "storybooks") on a portable CD player (wireless) while taking a bath.
3. Princess Diana loved mango sorbet and bread and butter pudding:
Harry reveals these two facts at various points related to desserts in his book Spare.
4. The king has an unusual favorite tea snack:
Harry writes that his father likes "crackers with some creamy spread [and] crushed basil."
5. Harry loves Opal Fruits and was offended when they changed their name to Starbursts.
He detailed the joy of the days at Eton when students were allowed to choose their sweets. He always chose Opal Fruits and "crumpled them into one huge lump and then put it in his mouth."
“I was very offended when Opal Fruits changed their name to Starburst,” he writes. - Pure heresy. As if Britain had changed its name."
6. The royal family hosted informal dinners at Balmoral, with Prince Philip grilling and the Queen making salad dressing.
. Harry describes one particular journey in the summer of 2001 in his book Spare.
Upon arrival, he writes, “grandfather, who had set off half an hour before us, was already fiddling with his grill at the back of the cabin.” Standing in a "thick cloud of smoke, tears streaming from his eyes," Prince Philip donned a flat hat that he also used as a towel to dry his face and a fly swatter.
"When the venison fillet sizzled, he turned it around with huge tongs and then skewered Cumberland sausages." The Queen's specialty was salad dressing, which she whipped up "heaps." The family (and sometimes the "famous or eminent person" who deserved the invitation) sat at a long table on "creaky straw chairs."
7. It is not customary in the royal family to show the physical side of affection.
“The older generation adhered to an almost complete ban on physical contact,” Harry writes about his family. No hugs, no kisses, no pats. Sometimes, there may be a light touch on the cheeks ... on special occasions. In the book Spare, Harry describes several moments when he wanted to hug his grandmother, the Queen, but in the end, refrained.
One of the rare instances in which members of the royal family backed away from this unofficial policy was when Harry returned home from his first overseas military campaign, he writes. “I think Willie hugged me. I think I kissed Pa on each cheek. Perhaps he also... squeezed my shoulder? To some, from a distance, it would have seemed like a normal family greeting and communication, but to us, it was a dramatic, unprecedented display of physical affection."
8. The Royal Family Unwraps Their Christmas Gifts on Christmas Eve.
Harry describes earlier the moment of unwrapping gifts as "a German tradition that survived the anglicization of the family name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor." Since the family usually spends Christmas at Sandringham, a large room is set aside for the event, with a large table "covered with a white tablecloth and bearing white name cards."
“According to custom, by nightfall, each of us determines his place, and stands in front of his pile of gifts,” writes Harry. “Then everyone suddenly starts opening them at the same time. Complete freedom of action: dozens of family members speak at the same time, pull the bows and tear the wrapping paper.
9. The king takes a teddy bear with him wherever he goes:
Harry writes that a teddy bear (named Teddy) comforted the king when he was bullied as a child. “Teddy went everywhere with Pa. It was a sad thing, with broken legs, dangling threads, and holes patched here and there.
He looked like I thought Pa would look after the bullies had finished with him. Teddy eloquently expressed, better than Pa ever could, the feeling of loneliness in his childhood," writes Harry.
10. One Christmas, Harry's great-aunt, Princess Margaret, gave him a pen with a rubber fish attached to it:
Harry says it was the smallest gift of all that Christmas, though he does not specify the year, and describes it as "quite indifferent."
11. Harry Never Talked To The King About The (Incorrect) Rumors That James Hewitt Is His Real Father.
It has long been rumored that Harry is not the child of the King and Diana but of one of his mother's former lovers, Major James Hewitt (who, like Harry, has red hair). “Never mind that my mother did not meet Major Hewitt until after I was born, this story was too good to pass up,” he writes.
“To this day, almost every biography of mine, every long story in a newspaper or magazine, mentions Major Hewitt, seriously considers the possibility of his paternity, including a description of the moment when Pa finally sat me down at the table for a heart-to-heart talk, reassuring me that Major Hewitt was not my real father. A vivid scene, poignant, touching, and completely fictional. Harry writes that if the king had any thoughts about the rumors and Major Hewitt, "he kept them to himself."
12. Harry's hair has never been the same after friends at Eton shaved him bald:
In his "foolish" decision, Harry allowed his friends to shave his head while he was at Eton. “My hair never fully recovered,” he writes. “Some strands rose like summer grass; some lay flat like varnished hay.” His resemblance to the echidna gave rise to the nickname "Spike."
13. Harry doesn't like beer.
Although Harry writes about drinking a lot of beer as a teenager, in the middle part of the book, which describes his military service, he says that he is not a big fan of this drink. “Everyone was given exactly two cans. No more,” he writes about the peacekeeping mission in the army after serving in Afghanistan. “I didn't like beer, so I gave my can to a soldier who looked like he needed it more than me. He reacted as if I had given him a Rolex.”
14. Harry never dated Cameron Diaz.
In Spare, Harry complains about the sheer amount of fiction being published about him in exclusive stories and unauthorized biographies. “Books about me describe my love life, savoring every romantic failure or slip. I think I remember one that detailed my flirtation with Cameron Diaz."
In that book, he said, the author wrote that the prince could not imagine being paired with an actress. “I couldn’t, because we never met. I have never been closer than fifty meters from Miss Diaz, which proves once again that if you like to read complete nonsense, then royal biographies are what you need.
15. The queen's corgis lived in clover - and often "mortgaged" the king and Harry.
“My mom used to say that being around grandma and corgis was like trying to stand on a moving carpet, and I knew most of them, dead and alive, like my cousins,” writes Harry. At Balmoral, the Queen and the Corgis often took the elevator to her second-floor bedroom, which Harry said the Corgis liked better.
Harry writes that he and his father are both sensitive to heat, and they suffered particularly when the royal family dined in Sandringham's "sub-tropical" formal dining room.
According to him, he and his father waited for the queen to turn away, and “then one of us jumped up, ran to the window, and pushed its shutters an inch. Ah, the blessedly cool air." But corgis have always betrayed us. The cool air made them whine, and Grandmother would say, "Is there a draft?" And then the footman quickly closed the window.
16. The widely reported story that William received Princess Diana's engagement ring from Harry to propose to Kate is not valid.
“There were florid stories in the newspapers about how I realized that Willie and Kate were a good match for each other, how I appreciated the depth of their love and therefore decided to give Willie a ring that I inherited from my mother, the legendary sapphire: such a touching moment of the relationship between brothers and mom that unites the three of us, and absolute nonsense: none of this has ever happened, ”writes Harry.
According to him, William already had the ring. "He asked for it after my mom died, and I was thrilled to give it away."
17. Harry thought he would get married and have children before William.
“I always assumed that I would be the first of us to get married because I wanted it so badly,” he writes in his memoir about the preparations for the wedding of William and Kate. The King was 35 years old when Harry was born, and Harry wanted to be a younger and more active father.
18. Harry and William weren't each other's best men at their weddings.
Harry writes that this "blatant lie" was invented by the Palace and released to the press because "the public expected [it]." In addition, Harry notes, “In truth, Willie didn't want me to give the best man's speech. He did not consider it safe to hand me a microphone and create a situation where I could deviate from the script. I could say something wildly inappropriate. He wasn't wrong."
William's friends, James and Thomas, were his best men. Harry's absolute best man was his "old pal Charlie."
19. The King and Queen Consort wanted Kate to change the spelling of her name.
Harry said that when his brother's wife entered the family, and joined Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; they decided that "there are already two royal monograms with the letter "C" and a crown above it" and "it would be too difficult to get another. " They suggested that Kate (née Katherine Elizabeth Middleton) change her name to Katherine with a "K."
20. The Queen was a big fan of Kate's hairstyle.
Harry writes that both the current king and the former queen preferred women to wear their hair loose. "[Grandma] often commented on Kate's 'beautiful mane,'" writes Harry.
21. Meghan Didn't know Google Harry And The Royal Family While They Were Dating.
The Duchess of Sussex made this (seemingly unrealistic, to tell the truth) statement in an interview with Oprah and the Netflix movie Harry & Meghan, and the Duke of Sussex confirms in his memoir that it's true.
“I was pretty sure she wasn’t looking online because she kept asking questions,” writes Harry. “She seemed to know next to nothing—it’s so inspiring.” When Meghan first met the Queen, she didn't recognize Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and thought he was the Queen's aide because he carried his mother's purse to the car. "She didn't google us," Harry concludes.
22. Harry regretted that he googled Meghan's erotic scenes from Suits.
“I made the mistake of googling and looking up some of her love scenes online,” Harry admits in the book Spare. “I witnessed how she and her teammate beat each other in some office or conference room ... It would take electroshock therapy to get these images out of my head.”
23. William and Kate were Suits fans and couldn't believe Harry was dating an actress from the show.
Harry writes that . “Their mouths were open. They turned to each other.
Then Willie turned to me and said: Hey, fuck off! Harry writes that he was "bewildered" until "Willie and Kate explained that they were regular - one might say fanatical - viewers of the series." Harry jokes that at first, he was afraid that the Cambridges would not accept Meghan in the family, but now he is worried "that they will beg for an autograph."
24. Harry borrowed a Mad Max costume from his friend Tom Hardy for a Halloween party he attended with Meghan.
During one of Harry's visits to Toronto to Meghan in October 2016, they planned to attend a Halloween party with his cousin Eugenia, her then-boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, and Meghan's friend Marcus. In the book Spare, Harry hints that this was the first "masquerade party" he attended after the infamous Nazi uniform incident.
“I turned to a friend, actor Tom Hardy, for help choosing a costume before I even left home,” says Harry. “I called him and asked if I could borrow his Mad Max costume. Whole? Yes, please buddy! The whole set. He gave it all to me before I left Britain." Harry writes that Meghan was "sobbing with laughter" when he first showed her the costume.
25. Meghan left her rescue dog, Bogart, in Canada when she moved to London because he became overprotective of her.
After it became known that Meghan and Harry were dating, the press attacked her home in Toronto, trying to enter, constantly knocking on the door and ringing, writes Harry. This turmoil took a toll on one of Meghan's dogs, Bogart, and she had to leave him in Canada when she moved to the UK.
“He was so traumatized by the siege of her house, the constant ringing at the door, that his behavior changed when Meg was around. He became an aggressive guard dog. Meg's neighbors kindly agreed to adopt him."
26. Harry dreamed of a dog for most of his adult life until meeting Meghan.
“I wanted to get a dog for so long, but I never got the chance because I was such a nomad,” writes Harry. He became especially attached to Megan's rescued beagle Guy, and in early 2018 they brought home a black Labrador puppy named Pula, which means "rain" and "luck" in the Setswana language. (In August 2022, Harry and Meghan adopted a third dog into their family, a beagle named Mamma Mia, who was rescued from a medical testing facility.)
27. Camilla Turned Harry's Bedroom Into A Dressing Room When He Left Clarence House.
Harry reveals this juicy information by describing Meghan's first meeting with his father, the king. He told his then-girlfriend that he lived at Clarence House from 19 to 28. “After I moved out, Camille turned my bedroom into her dressing room,” he said. I tried not to pay attention. But when I saw it for the first time, it became… I don’t care.”
28. William has repeatedly warned Harry about his relationship with Meghan - in strong terms
“He was always depressed that I was dating Meg at all,” writes Harry in Spare. One day, sitting with me in his garden, he predicted the many difficulties that might await me if I got along with "American actress" - a phrase that he always managed to translate as "convicted criminal."
When the brothers visited their mother's grave in 2017, on the 20th anniversary of her death, William disputed Harry's claim that Diana helped him find Meghan: "Well, now Harold, I'm not sure about that. I wouldn't say that."
Moreover, when Harry told William that he planned to propose, his brother warned against it, saying that Harry was acting "too fast." However, he didn't mind when Harry took the diamonds from one of their mother's bracelets to make Meghan's engagement ring, noting that William "seemed to like Meg despite his misgivings."
29. When Harry asks the Queen for permission to marry Meghan, she replies: “I guess I should say yes.”
Under the terms of the 2013 Succession to the Throne Act, Harry, as one of the first six people in line to the throne, had to obtain the Queen's permission before marrying Meghan. Harry writes that he was incredibly nervous before asking the question and waited until the family trip to the Sandringham shoot, as "shooting always puts Grandma in a good mood."
He managed to be alone with the Queen after a day of filming and nervously asked her permission to propose, mentioning in his request that he and the Queen's staff had warned him that the monarch's permission was required.
“I stared at her face, but it was impenetrable,” he writes. Finally, she said, “Well then, I guess I should say yes.” Harry said he "didn't understand" why the queen said that. Was she being sarcastic? Ironic? Intentionally cryptic? Or was it a play on words? In the end, he decided it didn't matter because she said yes, and although he wanted to hug her, he refrained.
30. The King helped Harry and Meghan choose the music for their wedding.
Harry dedicates an entire chapter of the book to the evening he and Meghan spent at Clarence House with the King while planning their wedding. "He fully supported our desire to invite an orchestra rather than an organist and played several works for us with different performers to cheer us up."
. “When one piece ended, he quickly reset his player, and began to hum or tap his foot in time with the next.
He was light, witty, charming, and I kept shaking my head in surprise.” Harry writes that he knew his father liked music, but before
He was light, witty, charming, and I kept shaking my head in surprise.” Harry writes that he knew his father loved music, but he didn't know until that point that "he loves it that much." Harry credited Meghan for this.
“She awakened so many qualities in him that I rarely saw. Pa became a boy in her presence. I saw it, I saw the connection between them growing stronger, and I felt my connection with him growing stronger.”
31. The Queen allowed Harry to keep his beard at the wedding (to the annoyance of William, who threatened to grab Harry and shave him if he got too drunk at the bachelor party)
“After I asked my grandmother for permission to marry Meg, I thought I would never have the courage to ask her for anything else,” writes Harry in Spare. - And yet I dared to ask her one more request: "Grandma, please, can I leave a beard for the wedding?"
And this is not a small request. Some felt that the beard was a clear violation of protocol and long tradition, especially since I got married in an army uniform.” Harry said that Meghan has never seen him without a beard and having a beard helps him deal with the excitement. When he explained this to the Queen, she said she understood him, adding that "her husband liked to play pranks sometimes."
Harry said it upset his brother, who was rumored to have been told to shave off his beard when he grew it out while in the Special Forces. William was angered that Harry had asked the Queen for permission, and, as Harry writes, "at one point [William] ordered me, as the Heir to the Throne, ordering the lowest in rank, to shave." (Harry writes that part of the dissatisfaction with the beard was because he was allowed to wear a military uniform, which William would like to wear when he married Kate).
According to Harry, at the bachelor party, he was afraid that if he "got too drunk and passed out, Willie and his buddies would twist me and shave me." As it turned out, it was a well-founded fear. "Willie told me straight out, in all seriousness, that this was his plan."
32. At first, Meghan was going to wear the Spencer tiara (which Princess Diana famously wore) to the wedding, but then the Queen offered to lend her one from the royal collection.
Harry's aunts (Diana's sisters) were first asked if Meghan wanted to wear the Spencer tiara that Diana wore on her wedding day. “We were both touched,” writes Harry. “Then Meg spent many hours with the designer, matching the veil to match the tiara and with a similar wavy edge.”
However, shortly before the wedding, "Grandma got in touch" to suggest Harry and Meghan "take a look at her tiara collection." She invited them to Buckingham Palace to try on several options, and Harry described it as "an extraordinary morning."
“We entered my grandmother’s private dressing room, Harry. “Along with my grandmother was a jewelry expert, an eminent historian who knew the pedigree of every stone in the royal collection.”
Angela Kelly, "cloakroom attendant and confidant of the Queen," was also there. The Queen chose five tiaras as options: “One was all emeralds. One was aquamarine. Each one was more dazzling and stunning than the previous one."
Meghan and the Queen had a special moment, writes Harry. “Grandma said to Meg very gently: “tiaras suit you.” - Meg melted: "Thank you, ma'am." In the end, one of the five (Queen Mary's tiara) fit best, "seemed to be made for Meg," says Harry. They left the palace with a feeling of "admiration, love, and gratitude."
33. There was a problem getting a tiara from the Queen's cloakroom attendant Angela Kelly so Meghan could practice styling her hair with her hairdresser.
The saga of Harry, Meghan, and the bridal tiara has become such tabloid material that royal correspondents have dubbed it Tiaragate.
Reports claimed that Meghan was denied a first tiara choice and that she and Harry threw a tantrum when the chosen tiara was not provided on demand so Meghan could rehearse the hairstyle. In the book, Harry paints Kelly as an "unintelligent gatekeeper," ignoring requests and unnecessarily denying the couple access to the tiara out of spite, and implies that she was the source of the negative (and false, he says) stories in the media.
“Installing the tiara was a complex, elaborate process,” writes Harry. “First, it had to be sewn to the veil, then Meg's hairdresser had to fasten it to a little pigtail in her hair. Difficult, long – we would need at least one dress rehearsal.”
Kelly, he said, "obstacles" and when she finally handed over the tiara, "her eyes burned with fire. ... She stared at me with a look that made me tremble. I could read a clear warning on her face: this is not the end."
34. Harry and Meghan did have a private, informal wedding "ceremony" in their garden a few days before the big royal wedding.
Meghan revealed this to Oprah Winfrey in an interview in March 2021, and the British press quickly verified the claim, and said it was legally impossible (A quick Google search will reveal that this was information that was widely reported in the media after the interview).
But Harry writes in Spare that a few days before the royal wedding, their confessor, the Archbishop of Canterbury, held a "little ceremony" in Harry and Meghan's garden, "only the two of us, [dogs] Guy and Poole, are the only witnesses." He describes the ceremony as "informal, non-committal, just for fun."
"We were grateful to every person in and around St. George's and the TV viewers, but our love started in private, and publicity was mostly a torment, so we wanted the first consecration of our love, the first vows to be private as well."
35. Meghan's engagement ring used the last piece of fine Welsh gold that has gone on for generations of royal engagement rings.
For generations, members of the royal family have made their wedding rings from rare Welsh gold. The tradition began in 1923 when gold from the Clogau St. Davids mine was donated to Windsor House.
This gold was used to make an engagement ring for Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future wife of King George VI, and then a call for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. The Clogau website details all of the royal brides who wore Welsh gold wedding bands in later years (as well as instances where a lot of gold was given to the royal family).
In the book Spare, Harry claims that Meghan and Kate's rings were forged from the same ingot donated in 1923. Gold is first mentioned in his account of William and Kate's wedding, as he held the call until the groom put it on the bride's finger.
“A thin strip of Welsh gold taken from a bar donated to the royal family almost a century before. The same gold was used to make a ring for my grandmother when she got married and for Princess Margaret, but as I heard, it was almost finished. By the time I get married,”
Fortunately, there was enough gold to make Meghan's engagement ring. “Grandma told me it was almost the last [gold],” he writes. - The last gold. That's how I felt about Meg."
36. William and Kate didn't sit in their assigned seats at Harry and Meghan's wedding reception - though they claimed they didn't move the cards on the table
When the Cambridges and Sussexes held their first big, very tense meeting to 'clear things up,' this was one of the grievances Harry and Meghan wanted to discuss. (This was the much-publicized meeting: when Kate wanted Meghan to apologize for calling her brain "baby" after the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.)
“We weren't too happy when Willie and Kate switched cards and seats at our wedding. We followed the American tradition of seating couples next to each other, but Willie and Kate didn't like this tradition, so their table was the only one where the team sat separately. They insisted that it was not they who decided this, but someone else.
37. Meghan cracked a joke that sparked a tense moment during one of her first significant royal events.
Harry writes that shortly after he and Meghan returned from their honeymoon, it was time for the Queen's official birthday party, Trooping the Colour. At this event, they first appeared in public as newlyweds. “Everyone present was in high spirits,” he writes. “But then Kate asked Meg what she thought of her first Trooping the Color ceremony. And Meg joked: "Colorful ... I thought we would drown in the silence."
38. Meghan and Kate "got on the wrong foot" because of a misunderstanding about fashion preferences
At the same meeting "to defuse the situation," Meghan suggested that some of the "tension" between the Cambridges and the Sussexes may be related to a misunderstanding that arose when she first entered the royal family, and because of which the two royal wives "got up with that leg, maybe. Harry writes: “Kate thought Meg wanted her fashion contacts. But Meg had her acquaintances."
39. Harry and Meghan did tell the royal family they were pregnant at Princess Eugenie's wedding.
This revelation was one of the few times in the book that Harry confirmed a story previously reported in the British media. The Duke pays no attention. Harry told the King, William, and Kate about this at Windsor during a drink reception organized for Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank.
40. Harry and Meghan offered to give up their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex in January 2020
Since Harry and Meghan announced their decision to retire from life as acting royalty, there have been public calls to strip them of their titles (the UK Parliament will have to get involved in some way).
However, in the book Spare, Harry reveals that he offered to drop them in the first letter he sent to the king about his and Meghan's plan to lead a less public life. “I kept saying we are willing to make any sacrifice to find peace and security, including relinquishing the Sussex titles,” he writes.
41. Tyler Perry said he helped Meghan and Harry when they needed housing and security because his mother loved Princess Diana
In the Netflix movie Harry & Meghan, the Sussexes detail how Perry flew the couple and their son from Canada to Los Angeles on his private jet and housed them (including security). At the same time, they got back on their feet, but in the book, Harry recounts why the actor, screenwriter, and director made such a decision regarding people he barely knew.
“I asked him why he did that. "My mother... loved your mother." I was surprised. He said, “. According to Maxine Perry, she was perfect and couldn't be wrong."
42. Harry - instead of a doctor or midwife - adopted his daughter Lilibet when she was born
The Duke made this decision when his wife was already in labor. “When the doctor said it was a matter of minutes, I told Meg that I wanted my face to be the first one our little girl sees,” he writes. The doctor put Harry in the right place and helped him when the baby was born. “I slipped my hands under the tiny back and neck. Gently but firmly, like in the movies, I pulled our precious daughter out of that world and into this one." Later, writes Harry, Meghan told him that she "had never been so in love with him as at that moment."
43. When the Queen met Harry's daughter Lilibet (and saw Archie again) in the summer of 2022, Harry decided she expected to see more "American" children.
44. Harry describes his family's last visit to the Queen's Grandmother at the end of the book, writing that he "couldn't stop imagining [his children] with their grandmother" when he returned to California after her funeral.
“Archie makes deep, chivalrous bows, his younger sister Lilibet hugging the monarch’s knees. Dearest children, Grandmother said in bewilderment. She expected them to be a little more... American, I guess? That is, in her opinion, more violent.
45. Harry says he learned of the Queen's death from BBC reports after his plane landed in Scotland.
In Spare, Harry writes that when he received word that the Queen's health was deteriorating, he contacted William to find out how his brother was getting to Scotland but never received a response (it turned out that William and other members royal family took off on a military flight, arriving a few hours before Harry).
After being told by his father that Meghan wasn't welcome here, Harry boarded a charter flight and, according to him, was in the air when his grandmother died. “When the plane started descending, my phone turned on. Message from Meg: "Call me as soon as you get it." I checked the BBC website. Grandma was gone. The pope became king."
Royal Sources disputed the Duke of Sussex's account, arguing that the King ensured that all royal family members knew about it before the announcement was made.
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Ah, Paris! A city shrouded in a haze of romance, where all lovers dream of visiting, the capital of world fashion, art, and baguettes. The Champs Elysees, the Louvre, French champagne, Notre Dame Cathedral ... The sights of Paris can be listed endlessly. And everyone has heard of them.
Getting to know Paris based on little-known facts
But some things are unknown or little known to the general public. For example, that more dogs live in Paris than children, or that the shortest street is less than 6 meters long.
We at Bemorepanda thought you might be interested in learning more about the French capital. We have compiled a list of 45 interesting facts that will give you a better idea of this European city.
1. Tom Cruise could have been made an honorary citizen of Paris, but his candidacy was rejected
Due to Cruz's association with Scientology and what many considered him to be the leader of the cult, the Paris authorities voted against it in 2005.
Our reference: Scientology is the belief that the spiritual essence of a person exists separately from his body and can live several lives. This religious movement appeared in the middle of the 20th century.
2. Counting trees is an official job in Paris
A man counts all the trees in Paris and gets paid for it; how do you like such a job? There are already 484,000 trees officially registered, and more are planned to be planted in the coming years. Paris is currently among the cities in Europe with the highest forest cover.
By the way, 222 trees in Paris are remarkable either for their beauty or fantastic shape, their history or rarity. For example, in the Parc du Champ-de-Mars, the oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis, L.) grows, which is distinguished by its age (planted in 1814) and an unusual cluster of 6 trunks.
3. There are 450 parks and gardens in Paris
Parisians are picnic lovers, which explains why the city has 450 parks and gardens scattered throughout the city. However, there are many parks and squares in Paris,
In particular, the Luxembourg Gardens, in addition to vegetation, is notable because there are 106 statues and three fountains.
4. There are more dogs in Paris than children.
In Paris they love dogs very much, there are more of them in the city than children. There are about 300,000 dogs in Paris or one for every seven people and every two children (out of a population of 2.1 million).
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Parisians value their dogs as much as their free time, which is why dogs accompany their owners to places that the rest of the world reserves only for people: restaurants, shops, and public transport. Wherever the Parisian goes, the dog too... well, almost.
Ironically, dogs are banned from most city parks and green spaces—perhaps one of the reasons why they are accepted almost everywhere.
5. There are five Statues of Liberty in Paris
Many people will find it strange that there are several replicas of the Statues of Liberty in Paris, given that the most famous of them are located in New York, USA.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the attractions in New York and the whole USA. The fact that there are five authentic models of the Statue of Liberty in Paris is explained by the fact that it was a joint Franco-American project dedicated to the friendship of the two peoples.
6. A Boldini painting was found in a Parisian apartment that had been locked up for over half a century.
The apartment in Paris was locked up for about 70 years. Someone was paying rent for it every month, and when the tenant died, a painting by Giovanni Boldini worth over $2 million was found inside.
The background of this find is as follows: in 1942, a young Parisian woman, fearing persecution by the Nazis, fled to the south of France, leaving behind a luxurious apartment in Paris, to which she never returned. Seventy years later, this hidden treasure trove of art and antiques was finally discovered for the first time.
The painting is a portrait of Giovanni Boldini's muse, Martha de Florian. The famous Parisian socialite and actress are pictured wearing a beautiful revealing pink muslin gown. The painting was painted in 1888 when de Florian was only 24 years old.
But the most exciting thing is that it turns out the deceased owner of this apartment was none other than the granddaughter of Marthe de Florian. It was from the love notes, and letters between de Florian and Boldini found in the apartment that the woman in the painting was identified.
7. There is a law about the exact recipe for making baguettes.
You'll need to follow the 1993 decree. For bread to be recognized as a Parisian baguette, it must meet specific size requirements and have a sure dough consistency.
8. Paris was originally a Roman city called Lutetia.
In 52 BC, Roman traders operating along the river seized control of Parisia and changed the name to Lutetia. These are just a few of the many intriguing variations of the name of Paris.
9. The first photograph of people was taken in Paris
This intriguing little thing about Paris, France, first appeared in 1838. The picture shows the boulevard Temple; in the left corner, a man shines his shoes.
10. Notre Dame is considered the zero point of Paris
If you visit the area, you can find a miniature compass in the concrete in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. This place is in the center of Paris because it is zero point.
This small geographical marker judges the distance from Paris to all other places.
The Paris Zero Point - one of the so-called "zero kilometers" around the world - marks the supposedly exact center of a city or country. All other locations are considered to be measured as the distance emanating from that point.
11. It is forbidden to distribute night images of the Eiffel Tower.
Distribution means that the publication and sale of these images are prohibited. However, posting these images on social media is entirely legal.
A small clarification: taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night is not at all forbidden if it concerns any ordinary person. But for professionals, the situation is different.
The Eiffel Tower lighting and twinkling lights are copyrighted, so professional use of images of the Eiffel Tower at night requires prior permission and may incur fees.
12. Paris has an underground city.
Paris is undeniably a beautiful city, but it also boasts an entire city beneath it, known as the Paris Underground City, or catacombs. Nevertheless, it is a grim place where the remains of more than 6 million Parisians are kept.
13. Paris is not the largest French-speaking city in the world.
The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, is the rightful holder of this title. Paris has a population of over 2 million, while Kinshasa has over 12 million people who use French as their official language.
14. It will take you about 144 days to see the entire Louvre
To be more precise, it would take at least 200 days to see everything in the Louvre. Given the magnificence of the Louvre exhibits, more than this time is needed because it would require standing in front of each of them for only 30 seconds.
This is even though the Louvre Museum contains more than 380,000 exhibits and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments.
15. In Paris, an annual competition for the best baguette in the city is held.
Paris hosts an annual Baguette Grand Prix to determine the best French bread in the city. 200 bakers take this challenge seriously - the winner gets at least 4,000 euros in cash, fame in France, and additional customers for their bakery!
16. Women in Paris were once forbidden to wear trousers.
Until 2012, women were not allowed to wear pants in public. All women were prohibited from wearing "men's clothes" under legislation that went into effect in 1800, and those who wished to do so had to obtain police permission.
However, even with the law in place, women continued to wear pants without any repercussions. It wasn't until 2012 that the law was finally repealed, thanks to the efforts of Najad Vallo-Belkasem, a former minister for women's rights, who argued that the law could no longer be compatible with contemporary values.
17. The Eiffel Tower was almost destroyed during World War II
The order to demolish the Eiffel Tower was given shortly before the liberation of Paris in August 1944.
18. Paris is home to one of the most famous paintings in the world.
"Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, the most prestigious and famous work of art in the world, is stored in the Louvre in Paris. Although the artwork is well known, many people are often shocked by how tiny it is when they see it live. Its exact dimensions are 77 cm × 53 cm.
Since 2005, the Mona Lisa has been exhibited in a protective glass case in a secluded splendor in the center of the hall. This unique treatment is partly due to the need to ensure the preservation of such a famous work but also to the requirements of conservation: the result was not painted on canvas but on a poplar board, which warped over the years, causing cracks.
19. There are 37 bridges in Paris
Considered the most beautiful bridge in the world, the Pont Alexandre III, the Pont Bier Hakeim with breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower, Pont Neuf (Pont Neuf), the city's oldest surviving bridge, and the Pont des Arts are just some of the most famous and stunning bridges of Paris worth visiting.
20. There are about 38,000 restaurants in Paris
There are about 12,000 restaurants in the very center of Paris. Ninety-four have one Michelin star, 12 have two, and 10 have three stars. After Tokyo, Japan, Paris has the.
Our reference: a Michelin star is a restaurant's rating regarding the quality of cuisine and other parameters.
21. You can shoot video in Paris for free
You may be shocked to learn that. It's free except for filming in museums, parks, or swimming pools, where fees apply.
No wonder many films, commercials, etc., are filmed daily in Paris. Yes, most movies shot in Paris did not pay for the use of locales. However, if this is a large production, you need permission from the authorities.
22. There are 6486 streets in Paris
Rue Degré in the 2nd arrondissement is the smallest at just 5.75 meters, while Rue Vaugirard in the 15th arrondissement is the longest at 4.3 kilometers.
23. The Eiffel Tower was originally a temporary structure.
The structure was supposed to last only 20 years before being destroyed. However, after it became popular and people came from afar to see it, it forever changed the history of Paris and France as a whole. The tower has become a hallmark of France and a popular tourist destination.
24. The Eiffel Tower was once considered ugly
The famous writer Guy de Maupassant dined daily at the Eiffel Tower restaurant, as it was the only place in the city where he could not see her because he considered her too disgusting for his eyes. But today, it is one of the most stunning sights in France and worldwide.
25. When the Eiffel Tower needs to be repainted, it's done by hand.
Every time a building needs to be painted, 60 tons of paint is applied by hand. Since its construction, the tower has been repainted 19 times, an average of every seven years.
26. The tradition of "locks of love" did not originate in Paris
Due to a failed romance between two young lovers, Nada and Rel, the custom of locking padlocks was born in a tiny Serbian village.
Young women in the city decided to start locking padlocks with their names and the names of their lovers on the "bridge of love" and then throwing the keys into the river as a sign of a lifelong commitment without treason because the relationship failed due to the infidelity of Rel, whose affair broke the heart, Nada.
Later, as a gesture of affection, everyone in the city and Serbia began padlocking, and the practice quickly spread throughout Europe.
27. Paris is the fashion capital of the world
It's undeniable that Parisian and French designers usually set the tone for fashion with world-class luxury fashion labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Balmain, Dior, L'Oreal, and more. French style has influenced the world, from haute couture to jewelry and handbag manufacturers.
28. Paris has the most beautiful avenue in the world
Avenue Champs Elysees is considered the most beautiful avenue in the world, although this statement is unofficial. This two-kilometer stretch of pavement between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe is lined with trees on both sides and is home to some of the most upscale shopping, nightlife, flagship stores, and museums in the world.
29. Notre Dame Cathedral has become the most visited attraction in Paris
As of 2019, the Eiffel Tower was visited by about 7 million people, and Notre Dame Cathedral by about 13 million.
30. The oldest permanent bridge in Paris is called Pont Neuf (Pont Neuf)
When the Pont Neuf was built, it was nicknamed the "New Bridge." The “New Bridge” eventually ceased to be the most unique because all the “old bridges” collapsed, and new ones had to be built, but it was impossible to change their purpose.
Even though the name reads "New," it is currently the oldest bridge in Paris.
31. Paris metro is the second busiest in Europe
With 5.23 million passengers daily, the Paris Metro is the second busiest metro system in Europe, just after the Moscow Metro.
32. Many tourists experience "Paris Syndrome."
Some visitors have a "Paris Syndrome" that frustrates them when visiting the city. The fact is that there, you can encounter things that could be more plausible, such as crime, dirty streets, and unfriendly locals. And all because, for a long time, Paris is usually depicted as entirely different - romantic and beautiful.
33. Paris is home to the most famous cabaret in the world.
Burlesque and cabaret clubs in Paris have a long history. Many of them are still in operation, and there is also the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the most famous cabaret in the whole world. The oldest nightclub, Paradis Latin, founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is also in Paris.
34. The very first Bloody Mary was made in Paris.
A young bartender named Fernand "Pete" Petiot invented the "Bloody Mary" at New York's Harry's in Paris in 1921. However, there are many urban legends surrounding who created the "Bloody Mary" because many would like to attribute this merit.
35. The main bell of Notre Dame Cathedral bears the name of Emmanuel
Bourdon Emmanuel, cast in 1686, is Notre Dame's largest, oldest, and most famous bell. When Emmanuel sounded during the liberation of Paris in 1944, it was named a National Historic Landmark, and campanologists (specialists involved in the scientific and musical study of bells) consider it one of the best bells in Europe.
36. From the base to the top of the Eiffel Tower, 1665 steps
The climb from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to its top is 1665 steps. The stairs from the second to the third floor are not accessible to the general public. So you wouldn't have to go through all of them.
To go up from the second floor, you need to use the Duolift elevators waiting for visitors on the upper platform of the second floor. By the way, to walk up one foot, you will need it in 10 minutes).
However, real athletes can climb the stairs from the ground to the top in less than 10 minutes! The Tower regularly hosts a "Vertical Race" race in which dozens of athletes from all over the world compete to climb the 1,665 steps to the top as quickly as possible.
The men's record belongs to Pole Piotr Lobodzinski, who climbed up in less than 8 minutes, and the women's record belongs to Australian Susie Walsham - less than 10 minutes!
37. Rue Des Degrés - the shortest street in Paris, its length is only 5.75 meters
It has a staircase leading to Rue Beauregard, just a few meters from the Porte Saint-Denis from Rue Clery. The shortest street in Paris, rue Degre, is only 5.75 meters long and 3.30 meters wide.
38. Disneyland is the second most visited attraction in Paris
Instead of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, or the Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland is the second most visited place in Paris after Notre Dame Cathedral! Eleven million people visit the theme park in Paris every year. The most popular Disney characters, rides, events, and restaurants can be found at Disneyland Paris, which opened its doors in 1992.
39. It took 30 years to build the Arc de Triomphe
In 1806, Napoleon ordered the construction of the famous arch in honor of the Grand Army. After 30 years, in 1836, it was finally completed. If you have ever been to the Arc de Triomphe, you know it was worth the wait.
40. Paris is one of the most expensive cities to live in the world.
Anyone who wants to move to Paris should keep this in mind. Living in Paris is expensive, especially in the city center. Paris is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world, along with centers such as New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
It is estimated that you will need a monthly salary of 1,500 euros to meet your basic needs. A one-bedroom apartment in Paris can cost between 1,000 and 3,000 euros per month, with costs per person reaching up to 1,000 euros, excluding rent.
41. There are 20 districts in the city
Paris is divided into 20 different arrondissements or "districts" as commonly known.
42. Becoming a taxi driver in Paris costs an average of 160,000 euros
There are two ways to get a driver's license in Paris. In a government agency, it's free. However, no one follows this path due to the long waiting period of more than 14 years.
The second option is to purchase a license from a taxi driver who has retired or stopped working for other reasons. That's where this incredible amount is now coming from. There is no predetermined selling price; instead, determine its value using current open market prices. In addition, the market price ranges from 160 to 200 thousand euros.
43. The city has the largest wholesale food market in the world.
This gourmet metropolis hosts the world's largest food market. Over two square kilometers of fresh produce is available at Rungis International Market.
Every day, 20,000 people buy fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, and fish at the market. Usually, open only to companies, the market welcomes buyers on the second Friday of the month.
44. There are no stop signs on the roads of Paris.
Paris is now free of "STOP" signs (the city removed them in 2016). They have been replaced with traffic lights because too many of them exist!
45. The Eiffel Tower is the most valuable attraction in Europe
It is estimated at 435 billion euros.
It is well known that for a foreigner, Americans often look like a bunch of weird people. Solo red cups, free refills and bulk shopping are all just the tip of the iceberg, where it gets much weirder. But most interesting is how Americans ask questions of foreigners.
So when an Australian TikToker, @Voidable from Brisbane, asked people, "What's the worst thing an American has ever told you?" the multitude of questions immediately pervaded the entire social platform, with people telling stories about it.
From questions like "Do you speak European?" or "Asian?" Let's really ask ourselves if a person from Egypt lives in a pyramid, are these some of the most "serious?" questions to non-Americans. Get ready to giggle, then make sure you check out our previous post with Americans who are headless on the moon and back.
3.Electricity in Germany
6.Running our country
9.Peter Pan is real
13.Our sun is brighter
17.Florida of Europe
21.Countries have presidents
25.American taught Canada is a third country
27.Do you speak European?
28.I have freedom
33.Grass in Mexico
34.When's December for you?
36.Driving a lot
37.Do you watch TV?