Interesting facts about the Queen of England

Queen Elizabeth II is the fortieth monarch since William the Conqueror won the crown of England.

It is interesting that since 1952 the Queen has been awarded more than 387, 700 awards.

The Queen is fluent in French and often uses the language for classrooms and state visits. Her Majesty does not require an interpreter.

The Queen received over 3 million units of correspondence during her reign.

Tony Blair is the first prime minister to be born during the reign of the Queen. He was born in early May 1953 - a month before her coronation.

The Queen is the patron saint of over 620 charitable organizations.

During her reign, the Queen made over 256 official foreign visits to 129 different countries.

The Queen sent about 100, 000 telegrams to centenarians in the UK and Commonwealth countries.

The Queen sent over 280, 000 telegrams to couples in the UK and Commonwealth who celebrated the diamond wedding (60 years old).

The Queen's real birthday is on April 21, but is officially celebrated in June.

The Queen was born on April 21, 1926, and was baptized on May 29, 1926 in a private chapel at Buckingham Palace.

An interesting fact, the queen has 30 godchildren.

In 1969, the first film about the life of the royal family was shot.

An important innovation during the reign of the Queen was the opening in 1962 of a gallery with an exhibition at Buckingham Palace. This was the first time that part of the palace was opened to the general public.

The Queen was the first British monarch to visit China. This was in 1986.

The Queen sent a congratulatory telegram to the Apollo 11 astronauts during the first moon landing on July 21, 1969. The message was filmed on microfilm and stored on the moon in a metal container.

In 1997, the Queen launched Buckingham Palace's first official website.

This interesting fact is documented: the queen still owns all the sturgeon fish, whales and dolphins in the waters of Great Britain. The charter of 1324, during the reign of King Edward II, reads: "Also the king owns ... whales and sturgeon fish that live in the sea or elsewhere in the area."