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 Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Happy Birthday Ma'am

The Queen is 78 today. And then she's 78 again in June, lucky girl. Here are twenty queenly facts, only some of which are actually true. Can you guess which? Make your selection, then click the terribly unreliable check button at the bottom of the post.

She was born at 78 Bruton Street, Mayfair.
Her middle names are Alexandra Edith.
During WW2 she learnt to weld sheet metal.
She learnt to drive in 1945, but failed her test on the emergency stop.
She celebrated her 21st birthday with a royal tour of Southampton.
Her wedding cake was made by Australian Girl Guides.
She is the official mascot of the Royal Horse Artillery.
She became queen while up a tree.
She maintains an especially close relationship with all her stallions.
Her favourite guitarist is Brian May, and she owns every Queen album.
The Commonwealth is a really interesting organisation.
She's been served by 12 different Prime Ministers.
Her garden parties use only Welsh butter.
She owns one beige hat but 271 orange hats.
Her corgis are called Pharos, Swift, Nigel and Linnet.
Her Christmas broadcast is now also broadcast in Gaelic, Welsh and Urdu.
She's the 4th longest serving English monarch ever (3rd in Scotland).
She'll become the longest serving UK monarch ever on September 10th 2015.
On her 100th birthday she'll send a telegram to herself.
None of her children are gay, or adulterers, or indeed happy.
(Last year's birthday tribute here)

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