The Queen Rules.

“18 Powers & Privileges Of Queen Elizabeth II” By Osien Kuumar, SW Staff Writer.
1 – Her Majesty The Queen … needs no license to drive
2 – Needs no passport.
3 – Celebrates TWO birthdays… Her actual birthday is April 21, 1926 …. Her official birthday in June. CURRENTLY, Queen Elizabeth II, age 89, as of April 21, 2015
4 – Has a private poet. Until 2019, it is Carol Ann Duffy.
5 – Use of a private ATM machine, in Buckingham Palace.
6 – Owns all the swans in the Thames River.
7 – Owns all the dolphins, in British waters.
8 – No bill can be passed to form a law, without her consent.
9 – Has the power to appoint Lords and Knights.
10 – Can choose to pay taxes or not. Since 1992, Queen Elizabeth II pays taxes.
11 – The royal family are exempt from all Freedom of Information requests
12 – Is immune from prosecution.
13 – In times of “grave constitutional crisis”, the Queen has to power to veto any ministerial advice or opinion.
14 – Under no “grave constitutional crisis”, the Queen has the right to be consulted, to encourage and to warn her ministers.
15 – Her Majesty the Queen is also, the Queen of Australia, since 1953.
16 – Can replace or fire the Australian government, by appointing a new prime minister
17 – Her Majesty the Queen is Head of State of the UK and Australia and all commonwealth realms [ such as, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu ]
18 – Her Majesty the Queen is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The Sovereign holds the title, ‘Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England’.
List from Scoop Whoop [SW: “an Internet Media Company for the online Indian”]
Also, information from The official website of the British Monarchy .
18 Powers & Privileges Of Queen Elizabeth II That You Had No Idea About
By Osien Kuumar, SW Staff Writer 2015


Currency with the Queen’s face. The 2 pound coin has released its fifth update [ portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ] since 1953. See also her portrait on the one pound note [above].  Rare honor having a person’s image on any currency, while that person is still alive.


A Pair of Queens… And The Longest British Reign : Queen Elizabeth II to pass Queen Victoria on September 9th 2015.


Here are some royal facts about the long reign of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd and the special dates that occur in 2015.   NOTE: Barring abdication or death ( Today is June 10, 2015 )


Queen Elizabeth II will tie [#48] Queen Victoria on September 9th, 2015, Wednesday, and pass her on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning British monarch.  Also, the longest-reigning female monarch in history.  Already, the oldest monarch, since 2007, Queen Elizabeth II is 89 years old.


# 1: Sobhuza (Swaziland) 1899-1982 Died at age 83. Ruled 82+ years. Swaziland borders South Africa and Mozambique. Stone Age artifacts of 200,000 years ago in Swaziland.
#12: Louis XIV (France) 1643-1715. Died at age 76. Ruled for 72 + years. Louis 14th was probably the most familiar name on this list. Versailles. FYI: Louis 16th married to Marie Antoinette.
#48: Queen Victoria. 1837-1901. Died at age 81. Ruled for 63+ years. Victorian Era. Longest reigning British monarch and longest of any female monarch in history. 1887 her Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary. 1897 her Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary.


#50: Queen Elizabeth II. 1926-present. Age: On April 21, 2015, 89th birthday. Reigning since 1952. Silver-1977, Golden-2002, Diamond-2012 Jubilees. Britain’s oldest monarch ever. Currently [June 2015] , oldest monarch of any country in the world. Queen of 16 of 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations, formally the British Empire.


Her only sister, Princess Margaret died at age 71, in 2002.

Heir apparent: Charles, Prince of Wales (b.1948, age 66 in 2015).


The  “longest reign” list continues… Queen Elizabeth II, after passing Victoria.


Queen Victoria [#48]

of the British Empire 63 years, 216 days. September 9th , 2015 Tie with Queen Elizabeth II
Anton Gunther [#47]
of Oldenburg (Germany) 63 years, 219 days.  NOTE: 3 days after passing Victoria.
Albert Anton [#46]
of Schwarzburg -Rudolstadt (Germany) 63 years, 232 days.  NOTE: 13 days after passing Victoria.
Sultan Ibrahim [#45]
of Johor (Malaysia) 63 years, 338 days.  NOTE: 122 days after passing Victoria.
Sayajirao Gaekwad III [#44]

of Baroda State (India) 64 years, 196 days.  NOTE: 345 days after passing Victoria.



Info compiled by Ed Mullen.
Information : wiki-pedia “List of longest-reigning monarchs”
June 2015.