60 facts about the Queen you didn't know 1 On a state visit to Brazil in 1968, the Queen was given two sloths.
The animal gifts she receives tend to be placed in zoos, though a horse donated by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was housed in the Royal Mews. 2 The Queen costs the public purse 36.2m each year, including 359,000 paid directly by the Government to Prince Philip. 4 Each morning, the Queen's breakfast table is laid out with cornflakes and porridge oats in Tupperware containers, yoghurt and two kinds of marmalade light and dark. 5 A royal footman who poured whisky into the corgis' water as a party trick was rewarded with a salary cut and a demotion. 6 When she crossed a corgi with a dachshund to create the dorgi the Queen perhaps unwittingly began the craze for designer cross breeds. 7 The Queen is patron of more than 600 charities and organisations. 8 The Queen is the first monarch to have seen three of her children divorce. 9 Britain's monarchy is the most expensive in Europe, though the Netherlands isn't far behind. Spain's royal family gets a comparatively meagre 7m allowance each year. 10 The Queen is thought to be worth around 300m, making her the 257th richest person in the UK. 11 All 5,300 breeding pairs of mute swan in Britain are officially owned by the Queen. 12 'Fishes Royal' applies to all sturgeon, whales, porpoises and dolphins in the water around the UK. Like swans, they also officially belong to the Queen. 13 The Queen sent her first email in 1976 from an army base. 14 The top video on Her Majesty's official YouTube Channel is a clip of Prince William and Kate leaving Buckingham Palace in an Aston Martin. 15 At an official photocall marking the end of 2009's G20 summit, Her Majesty was offended by Silvio Berlusconi hollering "Mr Obama!" at the US President. Unimpressed, the Queen snapped: "What is it? Why does he have to shout?" 16 The Queen was educated by her governess Marion Crawford, to whom she gave the nickname "Crawfie". 17 Ms Crawford's services were not enough to grant her everlasting favour with the royals, however. In 1950, she published a book titled The Little Princesses, recounting the time she spent with Elizabeth and Margaret. The royals were apparently furious. 18 There have been six Archbishops of Canterbury during the Queen's reign Geoffrey Fisher, Michael Ramsey, Donald Coggan, Robert Runcie, George Carey and Rowan Williams. There have also been six popes Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict ray ban suglasses XVI. 19 Should the royal chauffeur take a day off, the Queen is quite capable of driving for herself, having learnt to drive in 1945. 20 The Royal Train comes with chefs, lace trimmed pillows, and a no bumpy track rule during the Queen's 7:30am bath. 21 According to former Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas, the Queen is a Gunners fan. The first football match the Queen attended was the 1953 FA Cup Final. 22 When Her Majesty visited Centre Court's Royal buy sunglasses ray ban Box for an Andy Murray match in 2010, it ended a 33 year Wimbledon snub. 23 When former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating dared to put an arm round his royal overlord, the press branded him "the Lizard of Oz". 24 The Queen's vocal range is as yet untested, but a recording of a concert to celebrate her Golden Jubilee titled Party at the Palace sold 100,000 copies in its first week of release, making the Queen the first member of the Royal Family to be awarded a gold disc. 25 Her Majesty has endured 36 Royal Variety Performances. 26 Diageo, the world's biggest distiller, is selling 60 decanters of Scotch whisky for 100,000 apiece for the Diamond Jubilee. 27 According to Margaret Rhodes, the Queen's cousin, HM's alcohol intake never varies. 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.
That comes to 6 units per day, which would make Her Majesty a binge drinker by government standards. "I'm sorry for that little interlude," she later said, "but, as you know, it ray ban catalogue happens in every marriage." 29 The Queen has been at the saluting base of her troops in every Trooping the Colour ceremony since the start of her lunette ray ban reign, with the exception of 1955, when a national rail strike forced the cancellation of the parade.
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