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Getting Ready for the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee

Date Published 17 May 2022

With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee just around the corner, thousands of people are busy planning celebrations, events and activities across the UK and around the world. To celebrate Her Majesty's milestone of her seven-decade reign, here's a few facts about the Queen which you can impress your friends & family with at the street party!

Sent over 1 million cards; 300,000 congratulatory cards to people celebrating their 100th birthdays, and over 900,000 messages to couples marking their Diamond Wedding Anniversaries.

Owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis during her reign, most of which have been descended from her first corgi, Susan, who was gifted to her on her 18th birthday in 1944.

Met four Popes; Pope John XXIII , Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis I.

Missed only one Christmas broadcast, in 1969, when a repeat of the film Royal Family was shown and a written message from the Queen issued

Does not hold a passport or driving licence. As all British passports & licences are in the Queen's name, she is not required to have either, a privilege held by her alone!