Queen Elizabeth is one of the most well-known people in the world. She has reigned over England for more than sixty years and is known for her stoicism and sense of duty. While she has been in the public eye for her entire life, there are still some things that only members of the royal family know about her.
Here are 15 secrets about Queen Elizabeth that only Royal Family insiders know.
1. The Queen is the only person in the UK who can drive without a license.
2. She also doesn’t need a passport to travel, as her royal status grants her automatic entry into any country.
3. Elizabeth II is the world’s longest-reigning monarch, having surpassed Queen Victoria’s 63-year reign in 2015.
4. The Queen is the only person in the UK who can drive without a license.
5. She also doesn’t need a passport to travel, as her royal status grants her automatic entry into any country.
6. Elizabeth II is the world’s longest-reigning monarch, having surpassed Queen Victoria’s 63-year reign in 2015.
7. The Queen carries a purse with a small mirror inside, so she can discreetly check her appearance at any time.
8. It’s rumored that the Queen always carries a portable hook in her purse, in case she needs to hang up her coat in a place without one.
9. The Queen is the only person in the UK who can kill a swan.
10. Under an old law, any unmarked mute swan in open water belongs to the Crown.
11. The Queen is also the only person in the country who is allowed to eat wild sturgeon.
12. Sturgeon is considered a royal fish, and has been protected by law since the 13th century.
13. The Queen is a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, and has attended over 20 performances of their operas.
14. Elizabeth II is the only monarch to have celebrated a diamond jubilee (60 years on the throne).
15. In 2012, she became the first British monarch to reach her diamond jubilee, and she is currently the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
The British monarchy is one of the oldest and most well-known families in the world. As the reigning Queen of England, Elizabeth has been a part of the royal family for over six decades and has seen many changes during her time on the throne. While much about her life is public knowledge, there are some secrets about Queen Elizabeth that only members of her royal family know. Do any of these secrets surprise you?