Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch. Today she celebrated her 92nd birthday with her family and close friends. The world wishes for her long reign.
Born in 1926, the Queen has reigned for over 65 years and has always been at the centre of the public eye.
As the world remembers her on her birthday, we have gathered some fun facts that might surprise you. And, we bet you didn’t know them:-
She is the first head of state to open two Olympic games in two different countries.
Her Majesty opened the Summer Olympics of 1976. It was held in Montreal and the Summer Olympic games of 2012 in London.
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Queen Elizabeth speaks fluent French.
Didn’t see this coming? Well, she does. The Queen commonly uses the language during state visits and doesn’t require an interpreter.
There have been 13 U.S. presidents and 7 popes during her reign.
Harry Truman and Pope Pius XII were holding their respective positions when Her Majesty took over in the year 1952.
Queen Elizabeth is supposedly the only British monarch properly trained on how to change a spark plug.
Weird, isn’t it? The 92-year old monarch received driving and mechanic training as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.
Her Majesty sent her first e-mail in the year 1976 from a British Army base.
She sent the message while visiting the Ministry of Defence’s scientific research hub. It was titled as the Royal Signals and Research Establishment. The technology-savvy monarch also has a Twitter account
She has met the most important astronauts of the day.
Queen Elizabeth has hosted Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, and Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who were the first men on the moon. She has hosted them at Buckingham Palace.