Buckingham Palace releases trivia about Queen Elizabeth II
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Asapproaches her 80th birthday, on April 21, has released 80 little known facts about her.
Did you know that: The Queen owns all British waters. She has sat for 139 official portraits, opened 15 bridges in the UK, launched 23 ships, and speaks fluent ., , and in
The Queen sent a message of congratulations to Apollo 11 astronauts, for the first moon landing on July 21 1969, and it was put in a metal container and placed on the Moon's surface.
Or that in 1976 at an Army base she sent her first. Or she has owned more than 30 , starting with Susan who was her 18th birthday present. And in 2002, at 76 years of age, that The Queen was the oldest monarch to celebrate a .
- "80 Facts about the Queen" — , April 11, 2006
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