18 hours ago · Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth ). Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in ...
18 hours ago · List of prime ministers of Elizabeth II. Since succeeding her father on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been head of state of 32 different independent states; currently, there are 16 states, called Commonwealth realms. Within the Westminster system in each realm, the Queen's government is headed by a prime minister.No.Name (birth–death)Tenure(took Office)Tenure(left Office)15Scott Morrison (b. 1968)24 August 2018Incumbent14Malcolm Turnbull (b. 1954)15 September 201524 August 201813Tony Abbott (b. 1957)18 September 201315 September 2015(11)27 June 201318 September 2013
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Queen Elizabeth II has and has had a variety of flags to represent her personally and as head of state of 16 independent nations around the world. They are usually used on any building, ship, car, or aircraft where she is present. These heraldic flags are usually a nation's coat of arms in banner form.
Princess Elizabeth's personal standard prior to her accession as queen was her coat of arms in banner form. This consisted of four quarters consisting of three lions passant for England, a lion rampant for Scotland, and a Gaelic harp for Ireland. To differentiate the arms of Princess Elizabeth from that of the King it was differenced with a white label of three points, the centre point bearing a Tudor rose and the first and third a cross of St George.
Upon the death of her father, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II and therefore adopted the Royal Standard. This flag is used to represent the Queen not only in the United Kingdom but also overseas when she makes state visits. It is the royal arms in banner form undifferentiated.
The Royal Household may display Queen Elizabeth II's personal flag on any building, ship, car, or aircraft in which she is staying or travelling. It often represents Her Majesty in her role as Head of the Commonwealth or as monarch of a Commonwealth realm in which she does not possess a unique flag. This flag, designed in the College of Arms in 1960, was first used in 1961 for the Queen's visit to India. The flag bears the crowned letter E in gold, surrounded by a garland of gold roses on a blue
Since the 1960s, flags have been introduced to represent the Queen in various Commonwealth realms. These flags have followed the same basic pattern: the nation's coat of arms in banner form with the device found on her personal flag. These flags are only used by the Queen when she is in their respective countries. The Queen's representatives in these nations have their own flags to represent them.
18 hours ago · 1980 Birthday Honours. The Queen's Birthday Honours 1980 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of the Queen.
1 day ago · The chancellor of the Exchequer, often abbreviated to the chancellor, is the second highest high-ranking minister of the Crown within the Government of the United Kingdom after the prime minister, and head of Her Majesty's Treasury. As one of the four Great Offices of State, the chancellor is a high level member of the British Cabinet .