The life of a Queen is just so enviable: she gets the best of everything, a huge staff watches all her wishes, she eats the best meals, and she doesn’t even have to do the dishes. However, being the monarch means lot of sacrifices. Queen Elizabeth became queen at the young age of 27, and besides her privileges, this is also a reason why she just didn’t have the time to try simple things that most of us do every day without a second thought.
She never went to school. Some of us probably would have happily skip it, too. She was taught by private teachers at home, meaning she never had any school
Queen Elizabeth doesn’t do grocery shopping. You most likely will never bump into her buying bread and milk in the local store. Once, in official frames, she visited a store opening, and it looked as if her Majesty was pretty surprised by all the aisles and products. She checked up and down the aisles of food, stopping at some points to look more closely at the most interesting products. How sweet!
Her Majesty has been driving for more than 70 years, having learned it during World War II, but she never had to complete a driving test. According to British law, the Queen does not need a driving license simply because driving licenses are issued in her name. Following the protocol she is normally chauffeured, however, she enjoys driving around whenever she has the opportunity.
The Queen of Great Britain has never experienced the thorny path of dating, as she reportedly fell in love with the first young man she was allowed to get closer, who happened to be Prince Philip, in 1939. The Queen was 13, and Prince Philip 18 years old that year.
She’s had to miss every political voting. As the Head of State The Queen has to remain strictly neutral in political matters, however, Her Majesty does have an important formal role in the government of the UK. Her duty is, for example, to open every new session in the Parliament, and she has regular meetings with the Prime Minister of the UK. During her 70 years of reign she outlasted 14 British Prime Ministers.
Her Majesty doesn’t have to use a surname. Oh, how easy and comfortable it can be – you might think at first sight. Take a deep breath, before you start reading her official title, which is “Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.” Simple, right?
The Royal Family, including the Queen, cannot have their personal social media account, instead, they have an official page on every popular social network site. According to rash tongues, some of the younger family members are using the sites with a secret identity.
Is giving up these everyday things is a blessing or a curse? We let you decide.