Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012
Queen Elizabeth II is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Her children are Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall Princess Anne, Princess Royal Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex His daughters are Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie His children are Prince William, married to Catherine Middleton and Prince Harry Her children are Peter and Zara
The Royal Coat of Arms The Royal Standard is flown when the Queen is at her London home.
Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s London residence. The Royal Standard flies when she is home. The Queen also stays at Windsor Castle. Sandringham is the Queens country home. Balmoral is the Queens Scottish home.
The Queen is a very busy Royal. Opening Parliament Order of the Garter ceremony Meeting Heads of Church Visiting her Kingdom. Making her Christmas Speech Investitures, OBE Knighting people Meeting Heads of State Visiting her Commonwealth Trooping the Colour Inspecting her troops Making speeches
The Queen enjoys walking her Corgi dogs. The Queen enjoys riding her horses. The Queen enjoys caring for her horses. The Queen inspects her horses at the Races.
Lots of artists have made official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. Which one do you like? Sir William Dargie, 1954. Rupert Alexander 2010 Lucien Freud 2001 Rolf Harris 2006 PietroAnnigoni 1969 Isobel Peachey 2010 Christian Furr 1995
Our National Anthem • God save our gracious Queen, • Long live our noble Queen, • God save the Queen: • Send her victorious, • Happy and glorious, • Long to reign over us: • God save the Queen. • O Lord, our God, arise, • Scatter her enemies, • And make them fall. • Confound their politics, • Frustrate their knavish tricks, • On Thee our hopes we fix, • God save us all. • Thy choicest gifts in store, • On her be pleased to pour; • Long may she reign: • May she defend our laws, • And ever give us cause • To sing with heart and voice • God save the Queen. Official Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II