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T HE B RITISH R OYAL F AMILY – COURT LIFE Prepared by: Kaja Armata, Jagoda Dyląg, Izabela Niezgoda i Anna Niziankiewicz Under the supervision of: mgr Bożena.

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1 T HE B RITISH R OYAL F AMILY – COURT LIFE Prepared by: Kaja Armata, Jagoda Dyląg, Izabela Niezgoda i Anna Niziankiewicz Under the supervision of: mgr Bożena Kut

2 BRITISH ANTHEM God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen: Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen. O Lord, our God, arise, Scatter thine enemies, And make them fall. Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On thee our hopes we fix, God save us all. Thy choicest gifts in store, On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voice God save the Queen. Boże, chroń naszą miłościwą królową! Niech długo żyje nasza dostojna królowa! Boże, chroń królową! Obdarz ją zwycięstwem, szczęściem i chwałą, długim panowaniem, Boże, chroń królową. O Panie, Boże nasz, Ukarz Twych wrogów I spraw, by upadli. Pomieszaj im szyki, Obnaż ich podłe sztuczki; W Tobie pokładamy nadzieje. Boże, zbaw nas. Twe szczodre dary na nią zlej, niech długo panuje. Niech broni naszych praw i niech zawsze daje nam powód, aby nasze serca i usta śpiewały, Boże, chroń królową.

3 T HE ROLE OF THE MONARCH Many opinions are offered by political and legal experts. Three roles are often mentioned. First, the monarch is the personal embodiment of the government of the country. This means that people can be as critical as they like about the real government, and can argue that it should be thrown out, without being accused of being unpatriotic. Second, it is argued that the monarch could act as a final check on a government that was becoming dictatorial. If the government ever managed to pass a bill through Parliament which was obviously terribly bad and very unpopular, the monarch could refuse the royal assent and the bill would not become law. Third, the monarch has a very practical role to play. By being a figurehead and representing the country, Queen Elizabeth II can perform the ceremonial duties which heads of state often have to spend their time on. This way, the real government has more time to get on with the actual job of running the country.

4 The Royal Family Tree

5 Queen Elizabeth – she’s the one of the longest- reigning monarchs in British history. She is widely respected for the way she performs her duties. She has already ruled for 60 years. Prince Philip Mountbatten – the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth. He is the Commonwealth realms' longest- serving consort, the oldest ever spouse of a reigning British monarch, and the oldest ever male member of the British royal family. Prince William – he is next in line to the throne after his father – Prince Charles. In 2011 he married Catherine Middleton, who has not got a gentry background.

6 Prince Charles - The Prince of Wales – the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. He married Princess Diana, but they got divorced. After Diana’s death he married Camilia Parker Bowles - Duchess of Cornwall. He is intrerested in the enviroment and living conditions in British cities. Princess Diana – Prince Charles’ wife. She was glamorous and popular figure during her lifetime. She was leading charity activity, visiting hospitals, cheering ill people up. She took part in the campaign against mines, She was The Red Cross's volunteer. She was guiding and supporting lots of activities, which were helping the poorest people. She was called „people’s darling” or „people’s princess”.

7 H OW DO CHILDREN GROW UP ? The members of the Royal Family are believed to live in ‘a golden cage’. As it comes to bringing up the children the British Royal Family has not exactly been renowned for their good parenting. Children had been raised traditionally with the help of full time nannies, who used to play an enormous role in their lives. The were seeing their parents only occasionally. When the descendants of the Royal Family reached certain age they were usually sent to boarding schools for further education. The male descendants continued their education in military schools. The coolness of such a model of bringing up their offspring frequently resulted in future difficulties of their descendants in forming proper relationships in adult life. Now, methods of education are changing and the youngest members of Royal Family want to educate their children on their own. A T THE R OYAL C OURT

8 R ESIDENCES OF THE ROYAL FAMILY Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle

9 R ESIDENCES OF THE ROYAL FAMILY Hollyrood House in Edinburgh Balmoral in Aberdeenshire Sandringham House in Norfolk

10 E TIQUETTE AT Q UEEN ’ S COURT A woman should curtsy the Queen, and the man lean his head. Shake hands when they greet is allowed only when the Queen was the first to stretch out his hand. Do not kiss the Queen's hand! You should not talk ‘pleased to meet you’. This is considered unnecessary, since everyone is nice to meet the Queen. The Queen is always first start the conversation. The Queen asks Your Majesty, and then the conversation Ma'am. However, other members of the royal family: Your Royal Highness, then Sir or Ma'am. The Queen is always the first leaves the room. If subjects have to leave before the Queen, they do it so as not to turn his back on her. Reversal of your back is considered very rude.

11 R OYAL EVENTS AND CEREMONIES Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard. With tea, cakes and a beautiful garden to stroll in, garden parties are among the most relaxed and informal Royal events. Every summer, The Queen hosts at least three at Buckingham Palace, as well as one at the Palace of Holyrood house in Edinburgh. Over 30,000 people attend.

12 CURIOSITIES Members of the British Royal Family had no name until 1917. George V adopted Windsor, but finally, however, all the descendants in the male line of the Queen and unmarried women will have the name „Mountbatten- Windsor”. Queen Elizabeth has travelled to 133 countries on 263 official overseas visits The Queen has sat for 139 official portraits. King Edward 8th became the first British monarch to fly in 1936. The Queen celebrates 2 birthdays.


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