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British Royal Family
Family tree of members
Elizabeth II Elizabeth was the first child of Prince Albert, Duke of York , and his wife, Elizabeth. She was born on 21 April 1926 in London, and was baptized in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of York on 29 May.Her godparents were her paternal grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary. Elizabeth was named after her mother, great-grandmother Alexandra, and grandmother Mary.Her close family called her "Lilibet".
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh He was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. At the age of 18, he joined Britain's Royal Navy, in which he served during World War II. After the war, in March 1947, he renounced his titles, adopted the surname of his British maternal grandparents. Later that year, he married Princess Elizabeth, the heir to the British throne.
Them Children Prince Charles Princess Anne Prince Edward Prince Andrew Elizabeth gave birth to her first child, Prince Charles, on 14 November 1948, several weeks after letters patent were issued by her father allowing her children to enjoy a royal and princely status to which they otherwise would not have been entitled. A second child, Princess Anne, was born in 1950. Though Philip's surname was Mountbatten, the Royal House is named Windsor, and the surname Mountbatten-Windsor was adopted in 1960 for his and Elizabeth's descendants
Parliament opening The queen officially opens new session of parliament every year, usually in October or November. It together with the Duke Edinburgh goes from the Buckingham palace in Westminster in the state carriage. Before the queen and its environment come into a parliament building, palace guards search building cellars. This tradition is observed since 1605 when the group of conspirators tried to blow up a parliament building.
The Changing of the Guard Great Britain is known as the country of traditions. Many of them have remained for a long time, and Londoners invariably honour them. Changing of the guard at a royal Buckingham palace is one of the London traditions most known and popular in tourists. Royal protection is carried out usually by the Guards infantry which full dress consists of a red suit and a cap from the bear skin. At this ceremony new sentry replaces old guard change accompanied by an orchestra.
Receptions in a royal garden More than 30 thousand persons visit receptions in the Royal garden every year. Every summer it is spent at least three receptions in the Buckingham palace and one to Devotes Holirudhaus in Edinburgh. These receptions are spent since 1860th years. In the fifties our 20th century quantity of receptions in a garden of the Buckingham palace have increased from two to three in a year. For reception people get out of all spheres of a life of a society: from the government, armed forces, a diplomatic corps.
Official visits The queen is official the head of the United Kingdom, and also British Commonwealth of the Nations. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain dispatches invitations to heads of other states. Usually in a year the queen accepts representatives of two foreign states. During visit the head of the foreign state not only has time to meet the queen, the prime minister and so on, but also to visit on the state banquet in its honour, to give a reciprocal banquet and to spend day out of London and Edinburgh during which time it (or it) gets acquainted with other aspects of a life of British.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a rallying point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis