Centenary of the House of Windsor
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | Gareth
As the longest reigning Windsor Monarch Her Majesty The Queen has actually ended up being one of the hardest working members of the royal household. Throughout her 64-year reign she has embodied the commitment she made in her 21st birthday speech, in 1947. Though it was l five years before she replaced her father, George VI, on the throne, she spoke the famous words:
"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong." Since her coronation she has kept this pledge, travelling to 117 countries across the world and the Commonwealth and has been understood to perform numerous public engagements every year. She and the other members of the Royal Family continue to support a huge variety of charities and organisations, from education and the environment, to healthcare facilities and housing.