70 Fascinating Facts About Queen Elizabeth II

30. Her Majesty was the King of 14 countries plus the United Kingdom. She was also the head of the Commonwealth, which consists of 54 countries.

31. But these were not her only roles. She also held the titles of Head of State, Head of the Nation, Head of the Armed Forces, Sovereign of the Rabat, Defender of the Faith, and Supreme Ruler of the Church of England among others.

32. Her Majesty, as Head of State, has had to remain impartial on political matters. Therefore, she did not vote and did not run for elections. Although, as the royal family’s website makes clear, the king has had ceremonial and official roles related to the UK government, such as opening new sessions of Parliament and approving orders and proclamations through the Privy Council. She can also appoint a prime minister and meet with him or her regularly.

33. In May 2021, the Queen opened Parliament for the 67th session The time – having opened it every year of her reign except for 1959, 1963 (when she was pregnant and expecting Prince Andrew and Prince Edward) and 2022 due to, as Buckingham Palace described, “occasional mobility issues”.

34. Masses, or individual meetings, were part of Her Majesty’s job. According to the royal family’s website, there are more than 170 ambassadors and high commissioners in London at any given time, and the monarch will have an audience with each one shortly after the individual takes office. She also had a weekly meeting with the Prime Minister in which they discussed government matters.

35. By 2016, the Queen had held Over 660 investments (An event honoring individuals for their achievements, bravery or services to the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories).

36 – Her Majesty the Queen got more than 600 people.

37. Her reign has not been entirely without criticism. After Princess Diana’s death in 1997, for example, Her Majesty faced public criticism for initially staying at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, rather than returning to London, and for not originally flying the British flag, which did not happen until the day of Diana’s funeral. Subsequently, the King addressed the death of the Princess of Wales in a televised statement.

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