“For the great majority of the population, Queen Elizabeth II is the only monarch on the throne they have ever known. She became Queen on 6 February 1952, with her coronation taking place the following year on 2 June 1953”.
|Coronation||6 February, 1952|
|Residence||Buckingham Palace, London|
“The involvement of kings and queens in international diplomacy is nothing new, but the monarchies of Spain and the UK have a particularly interesting shared history”
“The public budget systems of the eight West European monarchies and the two republics considered use a variety of systems for the civil lists and allocations granted to their heads of state. For this reason it is very difficult to compare the systems with one another”
“This is the story of two powerful women who met and disliked each other on sight. For over one decade, they politely waged a quiet war on both personal and political fronts”
“The Queen has stood above politics, and has faultlessly maintained an impartiality and discretion on sensitive matters in her dealings with the 12 Prime Ministers who have served during her reign”
“In 2012, the year of her Diamond Jubilee, the Queen is less than four years away from superseding Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch, and she has been one of the most popular queens in history”