Having sparked a great deal of interest across the world with her life, long reign, style and stance, Queen Elizabeth II passed away a short time ago but the imprints she's left behind are still fresh. Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has always managed to occupy an important place on the world agenda with almost everything she did. You can find important details about the life of the Queen, who is still being spoken of even after her death, below in the article. Here are the wondered facts about the life of Queen Elizabeth II...
Childhood and Youth of Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, to Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York, and was baptized by Archbishop Cosmo Lang in the chapel of Buckingham Palace. Instead of attending a formal school, Elizabeth was homeschooled. When her father acceded to the throne in 1936, she also took residence in the palace. When Britain entered the Second World War, which lasted from September 1939 to 1945, the Queen and her sister were evacuated to Scotland for safety reasons.
Marriage of Queen Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who was a handsome man serving in the navy, and Elizabeth met in 1947. On the eve of the wedding, Prince Philip was conferred with the titles of Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich and Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Charles, the first child of Philip and Elizabeth, was born in 1948. Two years later, in 1950, his sister Princess Anne was born. Later on, Andrew and Edward joined the family.
Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in February 1952 but she never thought she would have become the queen as her father George VI and her uncle Edward VIII preceded her in the line of succession. When King George V, Elizabeth's grandfather, died in 1936, her uncle Edward VIII succeeded. However, Edward got married, and Elizabeth's father George VI became king, and Elizabeth was conferred with the title of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth. So, when her father became king in 1936 after Edward abdicated, she became heir presumptive.
On February 6, 1952, Elizabeth was on a tour to Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, and the news reached her of the death of her father George IV, and she acceded to the throne. The coronation took place after one year with a magnificent ceremony, and Elizabeth II became the head of all the countries in the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Death of Queen Elizabeth
The death of Queen Elizabeth had a huge impact across the world. Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, leaving behind a great reputation and countless memories. Buckingham Palace announced the death of Elizabeth II, who reigned for 70 years.
Interesting Facts About Elizabeth II
There are also some interesting little-known facts about Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth II earned around 56 million USD every year, making her world's richest monarch in the history. Queen Elizabeth was able to travel anywhere in the world without a passport and drive in Britrain without a driver's license or a vehicle license.
Dressing Style of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II also stood out with her favorite, bold clothes with padded shoulder, drape detail and attractive colors. The gown, which was striped yellow from waist down with multi-colored, sequin top, she wore at the Royal Variety Performance held in Birmingham in 1999 have been engraved in memories.
Elizabeth II had her own way of dressing and was famous for her skirt-jacket or dress-jacket combinations with matching hats. It was told that she used to wear such colorful clothes to be easily visible in crowds.
Dress Code for the Members of the Royal Family
They must hold their bags in their left hands to be ready to shake hands and greet the public at any time at official occasions and events.
The female members of the royal family must wear knee-length skirts or dresses.
At royal weddings, the wedding dress requires prior approval from the Queen
The female members of the royal family are not allowed to wear colored nail polish.
The boy members of the royal family must wear shorts in formal occasions until a certain age.
It is preferred that the female members of the royal family wear nude pantyhose.
In addition, the members of the royal family must pack an all-black mourning outfit when they travel.