InÂ 2008, Prince Andrew, the Duke ofÂ York, told how the Royal Family were not allowed toÂ play Monopoly. It’s all “because itÂ gets too vicious.”
Queen Elizabeth II Prefers Bright Colors
Conservative inÂ dress, Queen Elizabeth IIÂ prefers toÂ add aÂ little more color toÂ her clothing. Thus, she often can beÂ seen inÂ public wearing clothes ofÂ bright colors.
“IÂ can’t wear beige-colored clothing because nobody can recognize meÂ like that,” she once explained toÂ one ofÂ her staff members. The choice ofÂ bright colors for the Queen’s clothes isÂ determined not only byÂ her taste and style but also byÂ the fact that it’s easier toÂ recognize her inÂ aÂ crowd.
The Queen Celebrates Two Birthdays
The Queen celebrates two birthdays. She has anÂ official birthday that isÂ celebrated onÂ aÂ range ofÂ dates inÂ the different countries ofÂ the Commonwealth ofÂ Nations. The second isÂ her actual birthday: the 21st ofÂ April, the day she was born inÂ 1926. The Queen prefers toÂ celebrate her actual birthday privately inÂ her family circle, but the official one isÂ aÂ national day marked byÂ aÂ parade and mass celebrations.