The British royal family with their customs and traditions
The monarchs 1066-87 William I1087- 1100 William II 1100-35 Henry I1135-54 Stephen 1154-89 Henry II 1189-99 Richard I1199-1216 John 1216-72 Henry III 1272-1307 Edward I 1307-27 Edward II 1327-77 Edward III 1377-99 Richard II 1399-1413 Henry IV1413-22 Henry V1422-61 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 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 II1689-1702 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
Queen Elizabeth ll 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.
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)
Beatrice (is the eldest daughter Prince Andrew) Eugenie (is the second daughter Prince Andrew) Louise (daughter ofPrince Adward) James (son ofPrince Adward)
1.Official Royal residences
Buckingham Palace 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). 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.
2. Private Estates
Balmoral Castle The Queen and other members of the Royal Family regularly spend Christmas at Sandringham and make it their official base until February each year. Sandringham HouseBalmoral 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 birthdaysThe Queen sends a telegram to anyone in Britain or the Commonwealth on their 100th birthdayOnce a year, someone from the Royal Family goes to a film premiere in London’s West EndOn December 25th the Queen makes a ten-minute radio and TV speech to the CommonwealthEach 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 placeRoyal Investiture
Charities The Queen has over 600 patronages and The Duke of Edinburgh over 700.They are Presidents or Patrons of128 organizations - Agriculture146 organizations - Animals167 organizations - Children and young people42 organizations - Elderly people231 organizations - Environment341 organizations - Healthcare and Hospices131 organizations - Science and technology165 organizations - Social clubs539 organizations - Sport and recreation203 organizations - Business and industry