Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England and Head of the Commonwealth, has a large staff dedicated to ensuring she is comfortable and dignified in public. She has a staff of “dressers”, including at least two designers. Her dressers keep a spreadsheet ensuring she never wears the same outfit twice and someone in her employ breaks in her shoes before she wears them.
The Queen attends an average of 430 events every year, so her shoes need to be comfortable. In total, Buckingham Palace employs about 1200 people. Queen Elizabeth has been the longest-lived British monarch since turning 81 in 2007. In 2015, she will become the longest-reigning British monarch, passing Queen Victoria who reined for almost 64 years.
More about Queen Elizabeth II:
- As of 2015, there have been 15 different US presidents during the Queen's lifetime.
- Queen Elizabeth is easily the most well-traveled British monarch in history and has officially visited 129 different countries during her reign.
- The Queen has been given numerous unusual gifts over the years, including beavers from Canada, giant turtles from the Seychelles and sloths from Brazil.