Today’s high-five was a no brainer for me, I wanted to celebrate HM The Queen. For those of you who are unaware last week she became the longest reigning monarch in British history serving for over 63 years and 216 days. She has beaten the previous record set by HM Queen Victoria, interesting that they are both women :0) This event for my country is one of those once in a lifetime. To honor and celebrate her I wanted to share some interesting facts about her life!
God Save The Queen
Ta ta for now
1 Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State in 16 Commonwealth countries including the British Isles and head of the Commonwealth which includes 53 countries. (Over a quarter of the world.) She does not use a passport and during her reign has visited over 129 countries.
2 Queen Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror
3 Queen Elizabeth II is the patron of over 620 charities and organizations, she averages 425 engagements a year, which is amazing when you consider that she is 89 years of age.
4 Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh have been married for almost 68 years!!!! It is alleged when she first met him aged 13 she had already decided he would be her future husband. Her wedding dress was paid for with ration coupons. Their marriage has produced four children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
5. Queen Elizabeth II is woken every morning by a bagpipe player.