10 Amazing  facts about the Queen Elizabeth II 

To parents the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother).

1. Queen Elizabeth II was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926

Including Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and more recently, Boris Johnson.

2. As Queen, she was served by 15 UK Prime Ministers

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3. Queen Elizabeth II had two birthdays

Her actual birthday – 21 April – and her official birthday, which was held on a Saturday in June – when the weather’s better!

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4. Queen Elizabeth II first sent an email in 1976

5. She owned an elephant, two giant turtles, a jaguar and a pair of sloths

6. Princess Elizabeth made her first radio broadcast in October 1940, during the Second World War.

7. In her lifetime, Queen Elizabeth II sent around 50,000 Christmas cards

8. She had many hobbies

Including horse riding, pigeon racing and football – she was an Arsenal supporter!

When the people of Wales gifted her a house in the grounds of Windsor’s Royal Lodge. It was named Y Bwthyn Bach, which means “little cottage”.

9. Queen Elizabeth became a homeowner at just six years old

10. She was the only person in the UK allowed to drive without a licence