Infographic: The Queen in numbers

Windsor Castle
By Kyle McHatton, Digital Editor

15 October 2015

HM Queen Elizabeth II became the longest serving monarch in history last month. To honour this occasion, we took a look at some of the key stats of her reign.

Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than 63 years and seven months. Celebrating milestones such as her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002 and 2012, respectively.

The Queen in Numbers - Infographic
Statistical sources: Estimation by Brand Finance, 2015

Download: The Queen in Numbers Infographic PDF [75 KB]

Duty and family are very important to her

Queen Elizabeth is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren the most recent being Princess Charlotte of Cambridge born in May 2015. She has also owned 30 Corgis during the course of her reign.

As a young Queen during the Second World War she did her part to boost public morale and help inspire the nation by broadcasting to Britain's children.  Something she spoke proudly about in 2014's D-Day commemoration.

"The true measure of all our actions is how long the good in them lasts… everything we do, we do for the young"

Boosting the British Economy

The lessons she learned at a young age helped her ensure the Royal Family remains a symbol of tradition in the 21st Century and continues to attract many UK based and overseas tourists to royal residences each year.

The most popular is Windsor Castle with a massive 1.3 million visitors in 2014/15, nearly double the amount of second and third placed Buckingham Palace [500k visitors] and the Palace of Holyroodhouse [294k victors] combined.

In 2014/15, the sovereign grant through which the UK Government funds the monarchy was estimated to be £37.5 million.

Although in the current financial climate many may question this fund, it is believed that the Royal Household made up of 1,200 people contributed £1.155 million to the UK economy through tourism, royal warrants and fashion.


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