12 Quick Facts To Note As Queen Elizabeth Rests In Peace
12 Quick Facts To Note As Queen Elizabeth Rests In Peace

12 Quick Facts To Note As Queen Elizabeth Rests In Peace

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From this outset, just note that Elizabeth was not only the longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch in British history, she was also the oldest and longest-serving head of state—and the second-longest verifiable reigning sovereign monarch in world history, second only to France’s Louis XIV (who served for 72 years and 110 days). At the time of her death, Elizabeth had been queen for 25,782 days.

Very well then!

On September 8, the coded message was delivered—“London Bridge is down.” That was the signal communicating the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms was 96 years old.

Following her death, her eldest son, Charles, became the King. He will be known as King Charles III. In a statement, King Charles III said that the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of great sadness” and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” he said.

The King added that he and his family would be “comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

Catch real quick, these 12 facts about the late Queen Elizabeth II:

  1. She delivered her first public address at the age of 14
  2. The Queen served in World War II
  3. The Queen never needed a license to drive
  4. The Queen was a huge fan of James Bond
  5. Essie’s Ballet Slipper was the Queen’s favourite nail polish
  6. The Queen had an official bagpiper whose prime duty is to play for the monarch every morning
  7. The Queen began horse riding at age four
  8. Elizabeth became queen because of a divorced American.
  9. The coronation of Elizabeth included numerous Christian rites.
  10. Elizabeth appears to have had a sincere personal faith in Jesus.
  11. She also swore an oath to preserve the Church of Scotland.
  12. Elizabeth only carried cash on Sundays so she could put money in the offering plate.


Holy wow! How do you like these facts about the late Queen!

Please comment and tell us which would forever be your favourite of the late monarch.

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