17 extraordinary things Queen Elizabeth II owned that will blow your mind

17 extraordinary things Queen Elizabeth II owned that will blow your mind

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Queen Elizabeth II was arguably the most powerful monarch during her 70-year reign.

The superiority of Her Royal Highness’s reign was evident in the extraordinary power she wielded all across the world.

This was also evident in the extraordinary things she owned, which gave much meaning to queenship and made her all too powerful.

Things Queen Elizabeth II owned included the largest diamond in the world, dolphins, a sea bed, the Tower of London, King Henry VII’s armour, 28,000 acres of forest, and Scotland’s goldmine.

In this edition, we focus on the 17 extraordinary things Queen Elizabeth II owned when she was alive.

1, Queen Elizabeth II owns all the dolphins and whales in British waters, under a 1324 statute that gave dolphins and whales the title of “fishes royal”.

According to womanandhome.com, This is because of an old statute from 1324 during the reign of King Edward II that states that all whales and dolphins in British waters are recognized as ‘fishes royal’ and therefore belong to the Queen. The statute reads, “Also the King shall have whales and sturgeons taken in the sea or elsewhere within the realm.” 

2, Queen Elizabeth II owns a tiara covered in 1333 diamonds.

According to thejewelryeditor.com, this crown was made by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in 1820 and is set with 1,333 diamonds and a pale yellow diamond inside the front cross, all resting on a pearl and diamond bandeau. The motifs of the thistle, rose and shamrock is symbols of Scotland, England and Ireland and therefore symbolic of the unity of the nation. 

3, Queen Elizabeth II owned the Tower of London

A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

4, Queen Elizabeth II owned Trafalgar Square.

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.

5, The best seat at Wimbledon

The best seat at the Wimbledon events is always reserved for Queen Elizabeth II when she was alive.

6, 150,000 priceless works of art

7, British Seabed

8, An offshore wind farm

9, UK’s continental shelf

10, Queen Victoria’s sketchbook

11, All of Scotland’s gold mine

12, A winning team of race horse

13, Nearly all of British Regent Street 

14, Millions of square feet of retail space.

15, 28,000 arces of forest

16, Henry VII’s armour

17, The World Largest Diamond

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