Queen Elizabeth II Turns 93! All Memorable Facts of Her Life – Two Birthdays, James Bond Cameo, Cute Nicknames

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To honor Queen Elizabeth’s 93nd birthday, Nexter.org gathered all memorable moment of her life!

Crowned on 2 June 1953

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Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen on 2 June 1953 and was watched by 20 million people on TV. She is the longest reigning monarch in Britain.

 

The Queen has two birthdays

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The Queen actual birthday is on 21 April, and her official birthday on a Saturday in June.

 

Her nicknames include “Lilibet” and “Cabbage”

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She got the nickname “Lilibet” when she was young and couldn’t pronounce her name. King George VI used to talk about his daughters, saying “Lilibet is my pride. Margaret is my joy.”

It has also been reported that Prince Philip lovingly refers to his wife as “Cabbage.”

 

Prince George calls her “Gan-Gan”

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Kate Middleton says that her eldest son, Prince George, calls his great grandmother ‘Gan Gan.’

According to PopSugar, “Gan-Gan” is a “designation that generations of royals have used to describe their great-grandmothers.”

 

She doesn’t need a driver’s license, a license plate, or a passport

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Since all British passports are issued in the queen’s name, she herself doesn’t need or have one. She also doesn’t require a driver’s license to drive, or a license plate on her car.

 

She has a glass of champagne each night

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The Queen’s cousin, Margaret Rhodes, opened up to The Independent about Her Majesty’s drinking habits. “She takes a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice. She will take wine with lunch and a dry Martini and a glass of champagne in the evening.”

 

She made a cameo with James Bond

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For the 2012 Olympics, The Queen (and her corgis!) made a cameo in a James Bond sequence. She joined actor Daniel Craig on board a helicopter for a hilarious 6-minute action sequence.

 

Assassination attempt in 1981

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A teenager tried to kill Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to New Zealand in 1981, declassified official spy documents confirm. Police and members of the public heard “what they took to be a shot”, according to the declassified documents obtained by news website Stuff.

Christopher Lewis, 17, fired a shot at the Queen.

Biggest carrier in the world named after Queen

The carrier HSM Queen Elizabeth named after the Queen has officially joined the Navy in December when it was commissioned by her in a grand ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been married for 70 year

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The Queen and Prince Philip were married on 20 November 1947 and yesterday they celebrated their platinum anniversary. They threw a family party at Windsor Castle with their children and grandchildren.

Paradise Papers Leak

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In 2017, it turned out that the British Queen’s private investments in a Cayman Islands fund. Files from offshore law firm showed financial dealings of the Queen, big multinationals and members of Donald Trump’s cabinet in a major new investigation into Britain’s offshore empires.

Queen Elizabeth II and her Welsh Corgis

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Her Majesty is famous not only for her title but for crazy love for corgis. She started to adore them when she was a young princess as her mother owned a number of them.

At 18, she received a corgi of her very own. Currently, the Queen has two corgis named Willow and Holly and two dorgis named Candy and Vulcan.

The royal canines live the luxurious lives – they are free to roam the whole of Buckingham Palace and have developed a taste for green vegetables and venison.

The Queen herself serves the pooches their dinner and even personally mixes in some gravy.

Corgis and dorgis aren’t her only pets

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Queen Elizabeth II has an elephant, two giant turtles, a jaguar and a pair of sloths.

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