The British Royal family

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The British Royal family



The British Royal Family's surname is Windsor. They changed their name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917. World War I [1] broke out and anit-German sentiment was at its height in 1917. In protest, King George V [2] renounced all the German titles belonging to him and his family and adopted the name of his castle, Windsor.

Members of Royal Family

At present the British royal family [3] is headed by Queen Elizabeth II [4]. She came to the throne after her father's death and was crowned in June 1953.

The Queen's husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, takes a great deal of interest in industry, in the achievements of young people and in saving raise wild animals from extinction.

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, the eldest son, married Lady Diana Spencer and has two children. He is well-known as a keen promoter of British interest.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is the Queen’s second son, served as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy.

Anne, Princess Royal, has always been keen on horses and equitation events.

Prince Edward, the youngest son, quit the Royal Marines, and is now pursuing a career with a theatrical company.

The royal family duties

Today the Queen isn’t only head of state , but also an important symbol of national unity. In law the Queen is head of the executive, head of the judiciary, the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces of the Crown [5] and the established Church of England. The Queen and the Royal family continue to take part in many traditional ceremonies.

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