THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY WITH THEIR CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
The monarchs 1509-47 Henry VIII 1547-53 Edward VI 1553-58 Mary 1558-1603 Elizabeth I 1603-25 James I 1625-49 Charles I 1660-85 Charles II 1685-89 James II 1689-1702 William III 1702-14 Anne 1714-27 George I 1727-60 George II 1760-1820 George III 1820-30 George IV 1830-37 William IV 1837-1901 Victoria 1901-10 Edward VII 1910-36 George V 1936 Edward VIII 1936-52 George VI 1952 Elizabeth II 1066-87 William I 1087- 1100 William II 1100-35 Henry I 1135-54 Stephen 1154-89 Henry II 1189-99 Richard I 1199-1216 John 1216-72 Henry III 1272-1307 Edward I 1307-27 Edward II 1327-77 Edward III 1377-99 Richard II 1399-1413 Henry IV 1413-22 Henry V 1422-61 Henry VI 1461-83 Edward IV 1483 Edward V 1483-85 Richard III 1485-1509 Henry VII 1509-47 Henry VIII 1547-53 Edward VI 1509-47 Henry VIII
She was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Burton Street, London. She was the third in line to the throne after her uncle (later Edward VII) and her father.She became queen on 6 February 1952. Buckingham Palace is her official London home. Each member of the Royal Family supports several charities. Queen Elizabeth ll
At present the British royal family is headed by Queen Elizabeth The marriage of the Princess Elizabeth to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh took place in November 1947. The Queen's husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born in 1926 and served in the Royal Navy. He takes a great deal of interest in industry, in the achievements of young people (he founded Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme in 1956) and in saving raise wild animals from extinction.
The grandchildren. William Peter (is the eldest son of Prince Charles) (Princess Anna) Henry (is the second son Zara of Prince Charles) (is the daughter Of Princess Anna)
His love life has been closely followed by the World’s press. Prince Charles And Lady Diana Spencer were married on 29 July 1981 in St Paul’s Cathedral . Following the birth of their two sons, Princes William and Harry, the marriage was in trouble and she had several liaisons. Charles resumed his liaison with Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles and Diana were divorced on 28 August 1996. Camilla became Charles’s companion and following her divorce they were married in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall on 9 April 2005 followed by a service of prayer and dedication in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She became the Duchess of Cornwall Louise (daughter of Prince Adward) James (son of Prince Adward) Beatrice (is the eldest daughter Prince Andrew) Eugenie (is the second daughter Prince Andrew)
1.Official Royal residences
Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle Buckingham Palace is the official London residence. The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year. The Palace is a working building and the centrepiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy. Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. The Queen uses the Castle both as a private home, where she usually spends the weekend, and as a Royal residence at which she undertakes certain formal duties. Every year The Queen takes up official residence in Windsor Castle ford a month over Easter (March-April).
2. Private Estates
Balmoral Castle Sandringham House The Queen and other members of the Royal Family regularly spend Christmas at Sandringham and make it their official base until February each year. Balmoral Castle is the private residence of The Queen. It is a favourite residence for The Queen and her family during the summer holiday period in August and September.
3. The Historic Royal palaces
The Tower of London
The British monarchy has collected lots of royal customs and traditions. Some are very ancient, but they’re not all old. In fact, some are surprisingly modern. Here are nine of the best known. The Changing of the Guard takes place in front of Buckingham Palace. There are hundreds of swans on the river Thames. Ascot Week The Queen has two birthdays The Queen sends a telegram to anyone in Britain or the Commonwealth on their 100th birthday Once a year, someone from the Royal Family goes to a film premiere in London’s West End On December 25th the Queen makes a ten-minute radio and TV speech to the Commonwealth Each year all the knights meet at Windsor on a Monday in June. Then they walk from the Castle to St. George's Chapel where a special ceremony takes place Royal Investiture
The Queen has over 600 patronages and The Duke of Edinburgh over 700. They are Presidents or Patrons of 128 organizations - Agriculture 146 organizations - Animals 167 organizations - Children and young people 42 organizations - Elderly people 231 organizations - Environment 341 organizations - Healthcare and Hospices 131 organizations - Science and technology 165 organizations - Social clubs 539 organizations - Sport and recreation 203 organizations - Business and industry Charities