#EngKnowledge: Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign

Fellas, on 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will be the longest serving monarch in the history of United Kingdom. 

Before her, the record was held by Queen Victoria.

BBC had gathered important facts and numbers related to the two queens. Here they are:

Victoria became queen at age 18, whilst Elizabeth at age 25.

Victoria was 1.5 m tall whilst Elizabeth is 1.6 m tall.

There was 400,000 people gathered in London to see Victoria’s coronation.

By the time, of course, there was no television :’D

Elizabeth’s coronation was the first to be broadcasted in television.

Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840 whilst Elizabeth married Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.

When Victoria assumed the throne in 1837, UK population was 16 million.

When Elizabeth took the throne in 1952, the population had already risen to 50 million.

In Victoria’s era, a quarter of this globe belongs to the United Kingdom.

Today, Elizabeth is the head of state of the UK and its 15 Commonwealths.

In her lifetime, Victoria oversaw 10 prime ministers.

By far Elizabeth had overseen 12 prime ministers.

In the UK, there are 154 roads named after Victoria, and 237 roads named after Elizabeth.

Victoria oversaw 6 Archbishops of Canterbury and 3 popes.

Whilst Elizabeth oversaw 7 Archbishops and 7 popes.

Despite her age, Elizabeth showed no sign of slowing down.

Other European monarch had stepped down at her age, but she continues to stay in throne.

Will the Queen ever abdicate? Many theories believe she will not.

Because she had stated on her 21st birthday that she will serve the nation for as long as she lived.

Source: BBC

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 6 September 2015.

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