Como na última semana celebramos os 60 anos de Elizabeth II à frente do Trono britânico, algumas curiosidade sobre Sua Majestade. Que falta faz uma monarquia constitucional! (Note-se que a publicação é de 2006)
God Save the Queen!
A list of 80 key facts about The Queen to mark her 80th birthday, published on 10 April 2006
1. Queen Elizabeth II is the fortieth monarch since William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England.
2. In 2002, at 76 years of age, The Queen was the oldest monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee. The youngest was James I (James VI of Scotland) at 51 years.
3. Since 1952, The Queen has conferred over 387,700 honours and awards.
4. The Queen has personally held over 540 Investitures.
5. The Queen speaks fluent French and often uses the language for Audiences and State Visits. Her Majesty does not require an interpreter.
6. The Queen has received over 3 million items of correspondence during her reign.
7. Over the course of the reign, around 1.1 million people have attended Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse (The Queen ended Presentation Parties in 1958). Continuar lendo