The Royal Family ★★☆
Fun facts and history about Queen Elizabath II and Britain's Royal Family
Fun Royal facts
- The Queen does not own Buckingham Palace—or, indeed, most Royal Family residences. They are held in trust by the people for the use of the Sovereign. She actually only owns two properties: Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and Sandringham House in Norfolk.
- You can actually spend the night at Balmoral Castle (though not when the Royals are in residence).
- The Queen doesn't need a passport. Since all British passports are issued "In the name of Her Majesty," the Queen can just vouch for herself—though her husband, Prince Charles, and everyone one else in the household, does have a passport.
- The Royal Standard flag never flies at half-mast since the monarch is never dead. Whenever one king or queen dies, his or her successor immediately becomes the new monarch. "The king is dead, long live the king!"