The Crown Season 2: 10 Quirky Facts about The Queen

Not that we need another Netflix show to binge watch, but c'mon...Season 2 of The Crown. Need we say more?  In order to make ourselves feel productive while we spend our weekend watching the show, we teamed up with Lorna’s Laces and designer Miriam Felton and have created, The Royal Engagement pt. 2 KAL!

Royal Engagement Pt. 2 KAL

10 Interesting Facts about Queen Elizabeth 2 

  1. Earlier this year, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee (65 years on the throne!). 
  2. She protects* almost 90 swans that reside on the Thames. If you, too, are a fan of swans check out some new kits we have from Swan's Island!
  3. She has 30 godchildren and has owned 30 corgis during her reign. 
  4.  The first Corgi she ever owned was named Susan...My dog's name is Benjamin, so I can't judge.  
  5. She is involved in hundreds of charities, 40 of which are animal related and 90 which are medical related...Like Q.EII, we love giving back! Join us in our Year of Giving 2018.
  6. She once received an baby elephant as a gift. If you're like us and don't know where to acquire a baby elephant, we have rounded up some Christmas gifts that are just as exciting, if not even more...
  7. She chose her own last name, Mountbatten-Windsor (you can see the drama unwind, haha, in The Crown Season 1).
  8. Some of us celebrate our birthday, some of us celebrate our birth month. But The Queen celebrates her birthday twice! She was born on April 21 but her Birthday is celebrated on June 11. 
  9. She sent her first e-mail from an army base in 1976. Love e-mails? Sign up for our newsletter!
  10. Much like our Customer Service, she has responded to over 3.5 million items of correspondence during her time as Queen.
*Updated on 12/11/2017

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  1. The queen does not own the swans, she is the protector. The crown owns the swans. Big difference.

  2. (65 years on the thrown!). SPOILER ALERT*** you meant 'THRONE'? (English teacher alert>)

    1. Oopsies! Thanks for the correction, Anonymous!