Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning British monarch. Today she celebrates her 94th birthday with her family.
All the royal fan across the world wishes for her majesty’s long reign.
Born in 1926, the Queen has reigned for nearly 70 years and has always been at the centre of the public eye. As the world wishes her on her 94th birthday, we have gathered some fun facts that might surprise you. And, we bet you didn’t know most of 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 94-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 the Royal Signals and Research Establishment. The technology-savvy monarch also has a Twitter account
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She has met the most important astronauts till present date.
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.