Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Thursday Thirteen #261

Thirteen facts about Queen Elizabeth. The world's eyes were upon her last week for her jubilee, so I'm a little late with this toast to Her Royal Highness

1. She was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.

2. Born at 2:40 AM on April 21, she's a Taurus.

3. Actor Tony Danza was also born on April 21. I don't think there's any question who's the boss here.

4. She has been served by 14 Prime Ministers.

4. She has never had a driver's license. Which is not to say she's never driven. She has. She just legally doesn't need a driver's license.

5. She's an early adapter, having sent out her first email in 1976 as part of a demonstration of how the technology works.

6. In 2019, she published her first Instagram post. It was a salute to mathematician Charles Babbage. (What? You were expecting a photo of bangers and mash with #Yummy?)

7. When she watches soccer she cheers for Arsenal.

8. She became a homeowner at age 6, when the people of Wales gifted her with a cottage.

9. Today she can be considered the landlady of 30 palaces and estates.

10. She has 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

11. She received an elephant as a gift from the President of Rangoon. He was named Jumbo III and lived out his life at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

12. She can make it rain if she wants. A tribe from Canada presented her with a totem pole believed to bring thunder.

13. Her favorite cocktail is gin and Dubonnet. 

Here's to ya, Lillibet!

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