Press release | Too British: Curious Facts About The Queen’s 70th Jubilee

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Too British: Curious Facts About The Queen’s 70th Jubilee

A car mechanic without a license on the British property

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Düsseldorf, 7 June 2022. The United Kingdom is upside down. It’s been 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II took the throne. This makes the 96-year-old the longest-reigning man in the world. Throughout the year, the British celebrate their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Good chance to look at the island or plan a trip to London right away. Language travel provider EF Education First knows the most outlandish facts about the British monarchy.

property rules

Queen Elizabeth II sticks to tradition. Even members of the royal family have to abide by some rules, whether they want to or not. This includes avoiding the consumption of raw crustaceans such as crabs or shellfish outside the home and in foreign countries to avoid the risk of food poisoning. It is said that members of the royal family are not allowed to eat garlic or onions on official occasions. Another prohibited is bare legs. Members of the royal family are always required to wear tights under skirts and dresses, and a hat on royal occasions. Boys in the British royal family usually wear tailored shorts until the age of eight, when they can switch to shorts.

Your driver’s license please!

Behind the wheel without a license? Only Queen Elizabeth II is allowed to do this in the UK, the Queen who is known to be a big fan of cars and has an impressive fleet of Bentleys, Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover cars, has not even taken a test drive. If the Queen crosses national borders, she won’t have to show a passport either – she doesn’t even have one. Since a British passport, like a driver’s license, is issued in Her Majesty’s name, it is not necessary for the Queen to hold a passport, according to the official website of the British royal family.

herself is the queen

Who would have thought? Queen Elizabeth II is a trained auto mechanic. She was trained during World War II. In February 1945, when she was just 18 years old, she joined the Women’s Division of the British Army. There she also learned to drive a truck and drive an ambulance.

Shopping Queen

Insiders know: The Queen has a clear favorite when it comes to handbags. Her favorite handbag comes from the English label Launer, is black and made of luxurious patent leather, and at a price of about 1,800 euros, it is not a bargain for the average consumer. The bag is rumored to be more than just a fashion accessory. If the queen wears her bag on her left arm, then everything is fine. However, if she stands left on the floor, her staff knows: something is wrong.

small sausage

Elizabeth II was married to Prince Philip of 73 years, and he died in the spring of 2021. He lovingly called his wife Lillibit, a title given by the Queen herself as a child before she could pronounce her first name. In intimate relationships, Prince Philip used a second nickname: “sausage” in English “sausage” – and what this idea is based on is unknown.

Anniversary travel tips

The UK is always worth a visit, with the Queen’s platinum jubilee being celebrated in 2022 once again. Several festivals and events are planned throughout the year. Simon Dominitz, Country Director for Germany at EF Education First: “England was and remains a classic language travel destination. And not without reason, because it has so much to offer: attractive cities, rich history and beautiful landscapes. And where better to immerse yourself in English than The Land of Typical British English, aka ‘Queen’s English?’ The Queen’s Jubilee is offering some special incentives this year.”

For the new massive Superbloom slide, for example, a massive four-lane slide is built into the moat of the Tower of London, ending with a sea of ​​more than 20 million flowers. The new photo gallery, Life Through a Royal Lens, offers a personal look at royalty with never-before-seen snapshots of the royal family from the reign of Queen Victoria to the present day.

To celebrate the anniversary, too, the royal stables, the Royal Mews, at Buckingham Palace will open their doors again in two years. It is among the best actively used stables in the world and also houses the royal collection of historic carriages and carriages.

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Key words: EF Education First Language Travel English UK Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Royal London Driver’s License Transport Truck Auto Mechanic State Opening Of Parliament Buckingham Palace Hostage Case Prince Philip Prince Charles , Superboom, Life through Royal Lens, Royal Muse

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