3.5 billion did you know Google Do you search every day?
(And yes – I just used Google to learn about this fascinating fact …)
The great thing about Google is that you can ask it anything – even questions you’re embarrassed to ask.
And it seems the world – not just London – likes to ask questions about our loved ones Royal family.
Here are the top searches and their answers!
1. Is the queen German?
Queen Elizabeth is not German, but she has German ancestry.
The House of Hanover were originally Germans and the British Kingdom merged with the Kingdom of Hanover (hence the King of the United Kingdom was also King of Hanover).
This ended with Queen Victoria’s ascension to the British throne, as Hanoverian law only allowed one male successor, so her uncle, Duke Ernest Augustus of Cumberland, became King of Hanover.
Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg, head of the new Royal Palace.
Anti-German sentiment during the First World War led to the Palace being renamed Windsor by King George V, Victoria’s grandson.
So Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the Royal Family have ancestors whose family came from Hanover / Germany in the early 18th century.
2. Prince Charles is left-handed?
Although Prince Charles was previously reported to be left-handed, he was seen typing and doing most things with his right hand, so this is unlikely to be true.
Certainly left-handed royals include Prince William, his son Prince George, and Countess Sophie of Wessex.
It looks like Queen Victoria was also left-handed but was forced to change as a child.
3. Is Kate Middleton pretty?
I don’t know, I’ve never met him. Ask your friends.
The general consensus says it’s beautiful, here you are.
4. Camilla is older than Charles?
Yes – Camilla is 73 and Prince Charles is 72 years old. So just!
5. On Prince William, Gavin and Stacey?
Unfortunately no – I think this would make one of my favorite sitcoms even better!
But apparently he’s a huge fan of the BBC show, and he confessed when starring Sheridan Smith, who played Smithy’s sister Rudi, in an OBE in 2005.
6. Prince Harry called Henry?
Yes – his full name is Henry Charles Albert David, but when he was born he announced that he would be known to his family and friends as Harry.
Growing up, Kensington Palace named him Harry, and of course the press and the public did.
7. Is Prince George tall for his age?
It’s hard to know, but at around 4ft, it’s just a foot shorter than the Queen – so it won’t be long before she catches it!
However, her dad Prince William is 6 feet 3 inches and mom Kate is 5 feet 9 inches, so it doesn’t look like she’ll be short.
8. Is Princess Anne alive?
I’m sure he’ll be offended if he reads this – yes, he’s still 70 years old.
At one point he was second to the throne.
9. Prince Philip is dead?
Another offensive question – no, it’s not. The Duke of Edinburgh is 99 years old.
10. Is Meghan Markle vegan?
I’ll be honest, it’s not a question that keeps me awake at night, but after some research I realized it wasn’t.
Apparently, she follows a flexible diet, saying she’s “sometimes plant-based” in a previous interview.
11. Why is Camilla not a princess?
Technically, Camilla must have the title of Princess of Wales, as she is the wife of Prince Charles. Instead, he has the title of Duchess of Cornwall, a female version of one of Charles’ other plays.
The reason she isn’t princess is simple – this title is strongly associated with the much-loved Princess Diana. It was alleged that the decision was also made to prevent any bad feelings for Camilla.
12. Why does the Queen have all the swans in England?
A tradition dating back centuries – here is the answer.
13. Why is the queen important?
Is this a stupid question? I’m not sure it is, considering it diminishes its power in today’s society.
While the role of the Queen (or King) of the country is no longer running the country, it has a number of roles in the name of the nation.
He is the head of state – going on official state visits abroad – and inviting other world leaders to visit the UK. He is the head of the armed forces and the Church of England.
The Queen also officially appoints the Prime Minister after an election and holds regular meetings with her throughout the year.
14. What is the Queen’s real name?
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
15. Is the Royal Family above the law?
Although the Royal Family is not above the law, the official royal website says that “no civil and criminal proceedings can be brought against the monarch as a person under UK law”.
This basically means that the law does not apply to the Queen, but the website adds that royals are trying to abide by the law.
The website says: “The Queen is careful to ensure that all activities in her personal capacity are carried out in strict accordance with the law.”
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16. Does the Royal Family have the right to vote?
There is actually no law against the Queen and Royal Family voting – but this is considered unconstitutional, so it isn’t.
Official royal directives say that the head of state must “remain absolutely neutral on political matters” and cannot elect or vote.
17. Will Kate Middleton be the Queen?
Kate will have the title of Queen Consort when her husband Prince William enters the throne as King.
Currently Elizabeth II will not be the Queen of England as she is, as Kate will become the monarch’s wife rather than inheriting from him.