Badass Facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Badass Facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has been the most stable of monarchs that the UK has ever known, and by far the most tactful. She uses Royal Prerogative, but in such a subtle way the average person does not notice.


1. She can fire the entire Australian Government!

Here’s how it works. The Prime Minister of Australia is appointed by the governor-general.

The queen could instruct her representative to appoint a new PM at any time. She can appoint a new governor-general too, if he does not comply.

2. She’s also the Queen of Australia.

This is since the enactment of the Royal Styles and Titles Act in 1953.

3. Apart from being the Head of State of UK and Australia, she’s also dominion to all these commonwealth realms:

Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu.

4. She’s been known to enjoy Ali G impressions

Or, more specifically, Ali G impressions given by her mother. Yep that’s right, the Queen Mum was an Ali G fan – a fact confirmed by Prince William and Prince Harry in an interview in which they described a Christmas around the turn of the Millenium when the Queen came across them watching Ali G on TV, and they showed her how to click her fingers and say ‘Respec’.

“It was at the end of the meal, and she stood up and said: ‘Darling, lunch was marvellous – respec,’ and clicked her fingers,” said Prince Harry, before William went on to describe how the whole family burst out laughing – including the Queen.

5-She has a private poet.

The role is currently held by Carol Ann Duffy. According to the official website of the British Monarch, this honorary position is given to a poet whose work is of national significance. Carol will hold the position till 2019.