HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Celebrates her 90th Birthday this year on the 21st April..2016

The official birthday is on the 21st June.

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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother with

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. (1933)

The official 'Coat of Arms'

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 Margaret...1932.

The Queen with Prince Charles 1948...photo by Cecil Beaton.

 

Buckingham Palace.

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)

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