Happy Birthday !!! Queen Elizabeth II turns 90
London: Many of us may be oblivious of the fact that Elizabeth II, the daughter of late Duke and Duchess of Cambridge King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, is not only the Queen of United Kingdom but rules 12 other nations as well and she has some unique powers and immunity that no other person in the world enjoys.
newztrack.com brings some of the interesting facts here:
She does not need passport:
The Queen Elizabeth II, despite being the most widely travelled head of state, does not hold a passport. She had reportedly travelled to 116 countries during her reign.
In Britain all the passports are issued on her name since she does not need the one to travel in any part of the globe. She does not even require a driving license to ride the car.
She rode a truck during World War II
The then 18-year-old queen joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during the World War II after months of requests to her father to let her pitch in.
She was trained in London as mechanic and a military truck driver donning a pair of coveralls.
Queen Elizabeth II is the only female member of the royal family to have joined the armed forces and is also the only living head of the state who had served in the World War II.
Paid for wedding dress from ration coupons
The royal lady paid for her wedding dress from the savings of ration coupons. She was married to her third cousin Philip Mountbatten, formerly prince of Greece and Denmark, on November 20, 1947.
She once woke up to a stalker in her bedroom:
The British Queen on July 9, 1982, once woke up to a 31-year-old psychiatric patient named Michael Fagal in her bedroom.
Michael scaled the drainpipe of Buckingham Palace and sneaked into her chambers. She engaged him in a conversation for at least 10 minutes till the time police reached.
First ‘Head of State’ to send e-mail:
Queen Elizabeth is the first head of state to send an e-mail. She sent it on March 26, 1976 as a part of network technology demonstration.
The message was transmitted over ARPANET, the forerunner of the modern Internet.
Take a look at few beautiful moments of Her Majesty:
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(Picture courtesy: The Monarchy)