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41 years ago: A young man shot at Elizabeth II while she was riding Burmese

Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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Elizabeth II is a very beloved person and according to the latest poll on the Island on the subject. Often super famous people are attacked by mentally ill people. These and other facts were gathered by the media in the UK on the occasion of her platinum anniversary, celebrated recently.

The queen owns all the dolphins and whales in British waters. This dates back to a statute from 1324, which is still valid today and means that the creatures have the title “royal fish”.

She has nine royal thrones – six at Buckingham Palace, two at Westminster Abbey and one at the House of Lords.

Her Majesty speaks fluent French, learned from her French and Belgian governesses.

She sent her first email in 1976 from an army base.

The list of rich people of the “Sunday Times” for 2022 sets its net worth at £ 370 million – £ 5 million increase over 2021.

Elizabeth dedicated an acre of land in Ranimeide, Surrey, to US President John F. Kennedy after his assassination in 1965.

In Papua New Guinea, where she is a constitutional monarch, she is known in Pidgin as “Mrs. Quinn” and “Mother of the Big Family.”

On June 13, 1981, she rode her horse Burmese during the Trooping the Color military parade, when six shots were fired from the audience. A 17-year-old man named Marcus Simon Sargent from Kent has been arrested. He was sentenced to five years in prison, serving three. He wrote a letter of forgiveness to the queen, but it is said that he did not receive a reply. He was prompted to do so by Kennedy and Lennon’s executioners, and wanted to become “the most famous teenager.”

Months later in Dunedin, New Zealand, another 17-year-old aimed a rifle at the Queen from the fifth floor of a building overlooking the parade – but missed. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Among the unusual gifts she has received over the years are jaguars and sloths from Brazil and two black beavers from Canada. She was also given pineapples, eggs and shrimp.

Animals donated to the Queen are often sent to the care of the London Zoo.

She sent her first tweet in 2014, announcing the opening of a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London, signed by Elizabeth R.

Tony Blair was the first prime minister born during the Queen’s reign. He was born in 1953.

The Queen successfully sued The Sun in 1993, after her Christmas message was published two days before it aired. The newspaper apologized on the front page and paid £ 200,000 for damages donated to Save the Children.

Elizabeth has a pillow in her private living room in Balmoral embroidered with the words “It’s good to be a queen.”

At public banquets, she does not like to serve raw food or messy dishes such as spaghetti, which risks embarrassing the people who eat.

The Queen first paid income tax in 1993 after a series of financial reforms under Prime Minister John Major.

With her youngest child, her son Edward, who seems to be the only one who did not embarrass her with public actions

She sent a congratulatory message to the astronauts of Apollo 11 for the first landing on the moon on July 21, 1969. The message was captured and deposited on the moon in a metal container.

The reason she usually wears a solid color outfit and a decorative hat is to make sure she can be seen in the crowd.

Prior to that year, the Queen attended every opening of Parliament, with the exception of 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The oldest person to whom she wrote a letter was a 116-year-old Canadian in 1984.

She became the longest-ruling monarch in Britain on September 9, 2015, breaking the record previously set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

The Queen was the first British monarch to visit China in 1986.

She also paid a historic visit to the Republic of Ireland in May 2011, the first visit by a British monarch since Irish independence.

Her Majesty is known for her love of corgis, as her first pet, Susan, was given to her as a gift for her 18th birthday, and later accompanied her on her honeymoon.

She creates her own dog breed – the Dorgi – when one of her Corgi mates with a dachshund named Pipkin, owned by Princess Margaret, her sister.

The Queen hosted the first ladies’ event of its kind at Buckingham Palace in 2004. The lunch of the women with significant achievements was attended by J. K. Rowling, Tuigi and Kate Moss, and others.

For her 80th birthday in 2006, she invited 2,000 children to celebrate with her at Buckingham Palace.

Two days earlier, she had organized a party for other 80-year-olds across the country.

For her Golden Jubilee in June 2002, she hosted the first public concert at Buckingham Palace. The palace party was one of the most watched TV shows in history, with 200 million viewers worldwide.

It went down in history in 1982, when Pope John Paul II became the first to be accepted by a British monarch in 450 years.

Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror received the crown of England in 1066.

At least eight actresses have played her in movies and TV series, the most recent being Olivia Coleman in The Crown.

In 1993, she opened Buckingham Palace to tourists for the summer as part of her efforts to modernize her image.

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