HRH Queen Elizabeth II
her 90th Birthday this year on the 21st April..2016
official birthday is on the 21st June.
Elizabeth the Queen Mother with
Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. (1933)
The official 'Coat
for the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
On the left, the shield is
supported by the English Lion.
On the right it is supported
by the Unicorn of Scotland.
The unicorn is chained because in mediaeval times a free unicorn
was considered a very dangerous
beast (only a virgin could tame a unicorn)!
The motto of England is :....
'Dieu et mon droit'..(God and my right)
The Motto of...... The Order
of the Garter...'Honi soit qui mal y pense'
(Shamed be he who thinks ill
of it) on a representation of the Garter behind the shield.
The motto was first used by
King Richard I in 1198
and adopted as the royal motto
of England in the time of Henry VI.
Princess Elizabeth with Princess
The Queen with Prince
Charles 1948...photo by Cecil
The Queen's royal residence in London.
Related web sites.
The British Monarchy
The Royal Family
House of Windsor..Family Tree
(Lots of information and the
latest family portraits and photographs)