This year, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her diamond jubilee. A jubilee is a celebration held because of an anniversary. In the case of a King or Queen it marks the number of years that they have been King or Queen.
Different Jubilees What do you think the different jubilees mean? Silver Jubilee 50 years Diamond Jubilee 70 years Platinum Jubilee 25 years 60 years Golden Jubilee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0tgW_vJ05U
Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st April 1926. • She became Queen in 1952 after he father, George VI, died in 1952. She was only 25 years old at the time.
She is the Queen of 16 of 54 Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saints Kitts and Nevis.
She is married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. • Prince Philip is famous for saying bad things.
Prince Philip’s mistakes • 1. "Ghastly." Prince Philip's opinion of Beijing, during a 1986 tour of China. • 2. "Ghastly." Prince Philip's opinion of Stoke-on-Trent, as offered to the city's Labour MP Joan Walley at Buckingham Palace in 1997. • 3. "Deaf? If you're near there, no wonder you are deaf." Said to a group of deaf children standing near a Caribbean steel drum band in 2000. • 4. "You managed not to get eaten then?" To a British student who had trekked in Papua New Guinea, during an official visit in 1998.
Even though Prince Philip says a lot of bad things, people still love the Queen. In 2007, she was voted the greatest living Britain.
Who are the greatest living people in your country? With your partner(s), talk about who might win these awards: • overall • sport • entertainment • politics • education • humanitarian issues • science • other _________________
Who are the greatest living people in the world? With your partner(s), talk about who might win these awards: • overall • sport • entertainment • politics • peace • humanitarian issues • science • other _________________
With your partner(s), decide who might win these “Not the Greatest Person” awards: • overall • sport • entertainment • politics • peace • humanitarian issues • science • other _________________