Queen's 90 Bingo Bash
With the forthcoming 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, Ladbrokes are celebrating with the Queen's Bingo 90 bonanza! Take a look at the bingo card below and see how many of these things you have done, then you will discover how much like the queen you are!
A little bit of history…
Born to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she was the eldest of their two daughters. When her father acceded to the throne, she began to undertake public duties, and during World War II started serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and quickly had her first two children, Charles and Anne. Two years after the birth of her daughter, she became Queen on February 6, 1952 and was crowned the following year on June 2. For the first time, the ceremony was broadcast on television, allowing people from across the globe to witness the prestigious event.
The Queen worked tirelessly to protect the image of the monarchy and to prepare for its future, particularly throughout the 70's and 80's. Travelling extensively, she continued to make visits to other countries as head of the Commonwealth and as a representative of Britain.
As the longest-serving monarch in British history, she has tried to make her reign more modern and sensitive to a changing society. Dropping some of the formalities associated with the monarchy, the Queen made some special sites and treasures open to the public, making the royals much more personable in the process.
In the current day, many of her duties have been passed on to her eldest son, Prince Charles, but she still runs a busy schedule. The Queen handles roughly 430 engagements each year and actively supports hundreds of charitable organizations and programs.
Having always been fairly quiet and reserved, the Queen likes quiet pastimes. She enjoys reading mysteries, working on crossword puzzles and even watching wrestling on television!
For much of her life, the queen has surrounded herself with dogs and is especially known for her love of corgis. A keen horse rider still to this day, she breeds thoroughbreds and attends several racing events such as Ascot, each year.
Queen Elizabeth, like many British monarchs before her, has two birthdays- her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on a Saturday in June. This year, street parties will be held throughout Britain as a mark of celebration. Pubs will stay open for longer hours and town halls will be adorned with bunting, so why not bring a game of bingo 90 to add a few games to the fun and celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday!
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