I watched a very cool show called All The Queen's Horses. It was during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and showed all kinds of things about the Queen's horses. There was a section on Prince Phillip, where he talked about how he gave up polo at a certain age and took up competitive driving (that's horse and carriage for you non-horsey people). But all I could think while he was talking was that if I was married to the Queen of England, I think somewhere along the line I would have had my teeth straightened. I don't mean to be shallow, but just a thought.
The Royals live in castles and palaces.
Did you know that the diamond has been widely associated with the 75th anniversary? (Just like gold is to the 50th) However, it changed to the 60th when Queen Victoria's 60th year as queen was celebrated as her Diamond Jubilee. That was 1896. Apparently when you are royalty, you can celebrate it with any damn stone you want. Anyway, she set a precedence and hence, this year is Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. I looked it up, and apparently the diamond is associated with 60, 65 and 75 (depending on what site you look at, of course). Seriously, if any one person, or any one nation, puts up with the same person for 60 or more years, they should get diamonds every year, right?
They live in castles and palaces. That's plural.
Some British residents find the Royals to be a
Though I probably don't need a castle to live in, I hope my brain is as sharp and active as The Queen's when I am her age. She's 86. She stays on top of everything going on in the nation, reading daily reports from all sorts of sources. She still rides, for crying out loud. Yes, on a horse. She rocks. Look, proof:
Source: Huffington Post
Queen Elizabeth doesn't do press interviews. Ever. She dresses brightly in solid colors so she can be seen, she attends many events, she meets with the Prime Minster every week. She does-not-do press interviews. I really kind of like that about her.
Did I mention they live in castles and palaces?
She was never expected to be Queen, as her father was never expected to be King. But when her grandfather died, and the eldest son became King, he later decided to give up the throne to be able to marry the woman he loved. (Hats off to you, my man. People just didn't do that back then. Heck, some don't do it now.) So Elizabeth's father became King and she became first in line to the throne.
That's your royal trivia for today. Probably for the year, because despite how much this stuff affects your daily life *clears throat*, I'm sure you have other things to wonder about.
*Did you notice I didn't even mention the Royal Wedding, Kate Middleton, or her personal responsibility for everyone running around in