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Queen Elizabeth receives 200- 300 letters per dayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
In 1982, Pope John Paul II visited Britain, the first Pope to do so for 450 years. The Queen, Head of the Church England, received him at Buckingham Palace.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Queen’s favourite pets are her corgi dogs. She has had over 30 during her reign, beginning with Susan who was present for the Queen’s 18 th birthday in 1944.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
In 1953-54 Queen Elizabeth became the first British Monarch to travel across the Globe. On this trip she also became the first British Monarch to visit Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Queen is fluent in FrenchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Queen and her Prime Minister have a weekly meeting on each Wednesday that they are both in London.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Queen’s Coronation on June 2, 1952 was the first to be broadcast on televisionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The British Monarchy is the oldest form of Government in Great Britain; it is also the oldest monarchy in all of EuropeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
It is the Queen’s constitutional duty to open Parliament every year. She has opened Parliament every year of her reign except for 1959 and 1936 when she was expecting Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1929 at the age of 3. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth was named Time Magazine Person of the YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Queen has two birthdays. April 21 st,the day she was born, and its official celebration each year in JuneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
In 1986 Queen Elizabeth became the first British Monarch to visit ChinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).