The days after her death have seen well-wishers look at some of the things in life that brought her great joy - and music was among them. The Queen was a big musical theatre fan and, perhaps surprisingly, she even enjoyed some Gary Barlow.
A longtime fondness for musicals since many made their way from Broadway to the West End of London in the 1940s—everything from Oklahoma! and Anne Get Your Gun—the Queen's musical tastes also spanned the big bands of the 1930s and '40s like Lester Lanin and World War II melodies of the era to the 1951 Irving Berlin- ...
While it is believed Queen Elizabeth II's real preference was to have these classic pop and rock numbers on her playlist – the contribution she made to classical music throughout her long reign can't be underestimated.
Cliff Richard, ABBA and Dame Vera Lynn... we revisit Queen Elizabeth II's favourite artists.
Below we look at ten of the Queen's favourite songs. Among them is “Sing”, which was co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and performed by Barlow and the Commonwealth Band featuring the Military Wives. There are also two hymns on the list: “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven”.
She was not only totally well informed about Hamburg's role in the Beatles' career, she also told us herself how much she liked their music.
Revealed: Why blue is the Queen's favourite colour... and why she doesn't like beige. Many have wondered what Her Majesty's favourite colour is - until now. Vogue magazine has studied every outfit she has worn in the last 12 months and found that blue is known as royal for a reason.
Queen Elizabeth cried during a few public appearances in the past, including Remembrance Day Ceremony, Aberfan disaster, and other painful events.
Enter Angela Kelly ‒ the queen's most loyal aide for the past three decades. She's also known as her hairdresser, dresser and “best friend”, as claimed by various media.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603)
No list of the best English queens is complete without Elizabeth I, who reigned between 1558 and 1603. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and had an unpromising start, being declared illegitimate following her mother's execution.
Out of all of the kids, Prince Edward, now known as the Earl of Wessex, is believed to be the Queen and Prince Philip's favorite child. In fact, it was reported that Edward's portrait was the only one in Philip's study.
"The Queen loves the theatre and musicals like Showboat, Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun," she said. "These were the tunes that remained in one's head and were very danceable to." Other sources close to the Queen told the documentary that the Monarch's taste was "mainstream", with "no airs and graces".
Queen Elizabeth II played piano, sang madrigals at Windsor, and had two honorary music degrees.
And there can be little doubt that the late Queen's interest in jazz certainly came from her father, George VI, who had an extensive jazz record collection, including many by Duke Ellington.
Her majesty enjoyed teatime and was a big fan of tea sandwiches, always with the crusts removed. Her favorite filling was smoked salmon and cream cheese.
(The real queen's eyes are blue, like those of Foy, who played the British monarch in the first two seasons.) Re-coloring Colman's eyes in post-production was vetoed as well. “It didn't feel like her.
In his biography of the Queen, journalist Robert Hardman recalls the moment Her Majesty revealed why she avoids the colour on clothes. He writes: 'My favourite remark she ever said was, “I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.”' We can't imagine anyone not knowing who the Queen is!
1: Who's the biggest? That one goes to Beatles. They have 27 no. 1 singles in just 8 years, beat the world record of domination of the top charts and hold it since, and of course, invented a lot of stuff, like the simble of Rock and Roll.
He recalled how “She impressed me with her great sense of humour combined with great dignity.” The first time the two met was in 1965, when The Beatles were awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. “I remember us being taken aside and shown what the correct protocol was.
Appearing on Yahoo Movies, Blessed said that Her Majesty told him her favourite movie was pulpy sci-fi classic Flash Gordon.
Their 1975 single, "Bohemian Rhapsody", was No. 1 in the UK charts for nine weeks (and a further five weeks in 1991 after Mercury's death) and is the third-biggest-selling single of all time in the UK. In the US, "Bohemian Rhapsody" hit the Billboard Top 40 charts in three different decades, reaching No.
As a result, it is one of the longest-reigning Number 1 hits of all-time. As well as being Queen's best seller, it's also one of the UK's biggest singles of all time, with 2.6 million pure sales. For comparison, We Are The Champions - their second best-seller - is on 962,000 sales.