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20 amazing facts about The Royal Family
Being a member of the British royal family takes work: first, imagine the public's increased interest in everything you do. Should we check if all the facts describing the life of the royal people are familiar to you?
20 facts about The Royal Family: Elizabeth II weighs after holiday dinner, and Prince Charles does not spring toothpaste
1. Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday twice. She was born on April 21 and spent this day with her family. And on the second Saturday of June, a large-scale event is held annually, which can be visited by guests and ticket holders. However, last year the holiday had to be canceled due to the pandemic, and it has to be scaled down this year. But the glorious preparations for the platinum anniversary are already in full swing!
2. There is a protocol for addressing the Queen. So, when greeting the crowned grandmother of William and Harry, men are required to bow their heads and women to curtsy. Recently, the handshake has also become acceptable. Those who wish to communicate with Elizabeth II must first use the address "Your Majesty," which can then be changed to "ma'am."
3. Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the British crown. She ascended the throne in 1952 when she was only 25 and has not left it for almost 70 years.
4. . However, this rule needs to be updated, as young people often communicate closely with celebrities and public figures.
5, According to protocol, family members must refuse inappropriate gifts and return gifts to givers with a vested interest. The queen always decides the fate of the advantages herself (oh, how the wife of Prince Harry was unhappy with this rule).
6. Members of the royal family cannot sign autographs, so no one can forge their signature. Selfies are also frowned upon.
7. The Queen doesn't just wear bright clothes. This is done so that.
8. The Queen can travel without a passport. It is enough that her face is depicted on British coins and banknotes.
9. Elizabeth II does not need a driver's license. However, back in 1945, the future ruler was unlearned as a driver and mechanic of military transport, wanting to help her native country.
10. Leaving the UK, the queen takes not only an entourage of 34 people, among whom there is a doctor, but also a blood supply just in case.
11. If the queen stops eating, it is a banquet or a Christmas dinner. The monarch also hates garlic, so there are no dishes with this ingredient on her menu.
12. Elizabeth II is open to drinking. It's no secret that she likes gin and tonics and martinis. She will not refuse a glass of wine at dinner.
13. The Queen has had over 30 Corgis in her lifetime. However, in 2015, she announced that she would no longer breed puppies because she did not want the pets to be left without care after her death. Although, they say that now Elizabeth II has at least one dog.
14. Elizabeth is the only woman from the royal family who joined the British armed forces during the Second World War and survived.
15. The first six people in line for the throne must obtain the Queen's permission to marry. And if she does not give it, the wedding will not occur. The spouses of members of the royal family can never become kings and queens.
16. Getting married to royalty comes with several obligations. For example, when Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, she had to change her faith and delete her pages on social networks.
17. Members of the royal family are bilingual. Elizabeth II speaks fluent French, and Prince Philip, like Harry and William, speaks French and German. Young George and Charlotte are now learning Spanish.
18. Princess Diana's ex-butler revealed that Prince Charles forced his valets.
19. The Queen always signs on postcards as Lilibet. Who would have thought that one day the home nickname of a baby who could not pronounce her full name would become a fundamental stumbling block in the family?
20. Members of the royal family must be weighed before and after Christmas dinner. This tradition began as early as the beginning of the 20th century, as King Edward VII was concerned that people weren't eating enough.