Interesting facts about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:
- The Queen can speak French fluently.
- She can drive well but she doesn’t need a driving licence, a passport or an ID card.
- She is 5ft 4in tall (162 cm).
- She loves dogs: she had corgis, now she has dorgis (her own breed) and hound dogs.
- When she is at home in any of the Royal castles, the Royal Standard flag flies.
- She has about 25 horses in each racing season.
- There are about 150 painted portraits of her.
- The Queen is on YouTube and on Facebook (The British Monarchy)
- Her Majesty sends a telegraph (a special greeting card) to people of the Commonwealth who have their 100th birthday.
- The Queen gives Christmas presents to Buckingham Palace staff every year. Some get some personal gifts but all get Christmas pudding.
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