The Queen signals to staff with her handbag! Apparently if she wants to leave a dinner in five minutes she puts her bag on the table and if she moves it from arm to arm then she is telling her aides she is tired of talking to someone! We should try this ourselves.
Her old house is now a Chinese restaurant!
The Queen was born on April 21 in 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in London, which was her parent’s home but is now a Chinese restaurant. Who’d have thought!
She created a new breed of dog!
One of the Queen’s Corgis once mated with a dachshund belonging to her sister Princess Margaret and produced a new breed called a Dorgi. She now has three Dorgis which are called Cider, Candy and Vulcan!
She once got broken into!
Do you remember when Irishman Michael Fagan broke into her bedroom at Buckingham Palace in 1982? Apparently the Queen sat on her bed for 10 minutes as she engaged him in conversation before help arrived!
She’s been on EastEnders
That’s right, the Queen went behind the bar of the actual Queen Vic pub on a tour of the EastEnders’ set in 2001 alongside the one and only
Barbara Windsor! Oh and Phil Mitchell too!!
She’s a romantic
When the Queen and Prince Philip were reunited in Portugal in 1957 after four-months apart Philip wore a tie with hearts on. Sweet!
She partied till 3am!
The Queen joined crowds in London to celebrate VE day on May 8, 1945. In her diary it was noted she wrote: “Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Pall Mall, walked simply miles. Saw parents on balcony at 12.30am – ate, partied, bed 3am!”
She’s only ever missed one Christmas message
The only year she failed to deliver her traditional Christmas message was in 1969 and it was because she felt the public had seen enough of her in a TV documentary that had aired that year! How thoughtful!
She had a childhood nickname
Lilibet was her childhood nickname because she couldn’t pronounce Elizabeth properly. Cute!
She’s a mechanic
When she was a young Princess, the Queen signed up to the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service and worked as a mechanic and truck driver during the Second World War. She is supposedly the only British monarch in history properly trained to change a spark plug!
Prince Philip calls her pet names
Word on the street is that Prince Philip’s pet names for his wife include ‘cabbage’ and ‘sausage’!!
She has a morning routine
Every morning she starts the day with a cup of tea at 7.30am in her bedroom along with a plate of biscuits for her dogs!
She watches footy!
The Queen and Prince Philip joined 93,000 other footy fans at Wembley Stadium in 1966 to cheer on England when they won the World Cup Final. She’s been several times since too!
She speaks other languages
The Queen speaks fluent French and often uses the language for audiences and state visits which means she doesn’t require an interpreter.
She’s social media savvy!
The Queen joined Facebook in November 2010, with a page called the British Monarchy which features royal news, photos and videos. She also joined Twitter in July 2009 with staff at Buckingham Palace tweeting daily.
She’s got a welsh wedding ring
The Queen’s wedding ring was made from a nugget of Welsh gold that came from the Clogau St. David’s mine near Dolgellau. Plus, her wedding cake was made by McVitie and Price Ltd using ingredients given as a wedding gift by the Australian Girl Guides. Sweet!
She doesn’t need a number plate
Did you know the Queen is the only person in Britain who can drive without a license or number plate on her state car?