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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year marks 70 years since she came to the throne. A lot can happen in seven decades. And here are just some of the things Her Majesty has achieved during her reign.

The Queen became the longest reigning monarch in British history in 2015, surpassing her great, great, grandmother Queen Victoria’s impressive 64 years on the throne.

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Over the course of her reign, she has carried out more than 21,000 engagements.

She has sat for over 200 official portraits; the first in 1933 when she was just seven years old.

The monarch is known for her 100th birthday cards, but did you know that she has sent over 300,000 congratulatory messages during her 70 years on the throne?

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It’ll come as no surprise that Her Majesty has worked closely with and supported the military throughout her reign: over the course of her life she has held over 50 ranks and appointments in the British and Commonwealth Armed Services.

From being a junior commander for the Auxiliary Territory Service in 1945, to later becoming the head of the Armed Forces as sovereign.

The monarch has hosted more than garden parties at Buckingham Palace since 1952, and over 1.5 million people have attended the summer gatherings.

Since the Queen came to the throne, fourteen different presidents have taken up residence at the White House and another fourteen UK prime ministers have come and gone from Downing Street.

Famous for her love of dogs, the Queen has owned more than thirty Corgis and Dorgies during her reign. Most have been descended from her first corgi Susan who was gifted to her on her 18th birthday in 1944.

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In 2017 Her Majesty and her late beloved husband the Duke of Edinburgh became the first reigning Royal Couple to celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary.

To celebrate the Queen’s official birthday every June there has been a trooping of the color parade each year of her reign where thousands of parading soldiers horses and musicians come together in a great display of fanfare in front of the royal family.

Since march 2020 Her Majesty predominantly resides in Windsor Castle which is the oldest and largest occupied palace in the world.

And finally the Queen is of course known for her many skills but did you know that her majesty speaks fluent French? She often uses the language during audiences and state visits.

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Monarch, Monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II has made history (she has broken a record). True or false?

Queen and King. Is the Queen a recluse? Is she a hermit, or is she a public figure, social and outgoing?

Emperor and Empress. Artists love Queen Elizabeth. Is this right or wrong? Does the Queen love email and messaging apps?

Prince and Princess. The British Monarch (Queen or King) changes every eight years. Is this correct or incorrect? Do only old people know about Queen Elizabeth II?

Royalty, Royal Family. Is she a (complete) pacifist? Is she an animal lover?

Duke and Duchess. Do British people love Queen Elizabeth?

Tsar and Tsarina.
The Queen is very anglo-centric and anglo-philic. Is this correct or incorrect?
Nobility, Nobleman, Noblewoman. Does your country have monarchs (kings, queens, emperors, empresses)? Were there monarchs in the past?

Lord and Lady. Are there noble families? Are there many palaces, castles and mansions where nobles or royalty lives or lived?

Baron and Baroness. When I was young, I read and heard stories about kings, queens, princes and princesses, castles and palaces. Yes or no?

Marquess and Marchioness. Do you think Britain should become a republic? Should countries get rid of monarchies? Or should nations have or reinstate monarchies?

Sultan and Sultana. What might happen in the future?

Maharajah, Raja. I wish to be a king, queen, prince or princess or other royalty or nobility.

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