Fascinated by Queen Elizabeth, we decided to re-check some facts we have heard about her. Turns out all of those facts are merely fake ones.
Here are some of those facts which are merely misconceptions about the Queen.
Also read: Some Strange Facts About Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip’s Marriage.
Her Majesty didn’t demand that Meghan sign a prenup.
Neither Camilla Parker Bowles nor Kate Middleton, signed a prenuptial agreement prior to joining their royal spouses in marriage. The same is true for Meghan Markle. Stories about the Queen holding up the wedding while negotiations proceeded are untrue.
No, she does not want to retake the United States.
At no time has Her Majesty ever expressed any interest in restoring British rule over the United States. That doesn’t stop people from claiming that she asked Americans to write her name on their ballots in 2016.
She certainly didn’t have to make Prince Philip kneel before her.
When Queen Elizabeth was crowned during her 1953 coronation, Philip knelled before her as was his duty. In the series, The Crown, it was shown that Philip had plans to refuse to kneel.
Although, none of this happened, nor could it have. It was Philip’s royal duty to kneel before the Queen at the coronation.
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No, she didn’t stop her sister from marrying.
Princess Margaret had been in love with Peter Townsend, a royal equerry who became divorced during his tenure. Although the two had wanted to marry, they never did and went on to marry others.
Many believe it was the Queen who stopped the marriage. While it’s true Elizabeth delayed granting permission to Margaret until she turned 25, Elizabeth stated in a letter to the Prime Minister:-
“Her Majesty would not wish to stand in the way of her sister’s happiness”. The choice not to marry Peter Townsend was entirely Margaret’s.
Elizabeth wasn’t yet Queen when she made her famous speech.
“I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong”.
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So said Elizabeth in one of her most famous speeches, one often cited when arguing she will never abdicate. Although the promise is valid, at the time it was made, Elizabeth was not yet Queen.
This speech was made on the occasion of her 21st birthday, and her father, King George, was still very much alive.