Queen Elizabeth II of England acceded to the throne of England in 1952. This year, the 95-year-old queen celebrates her platinum jubilee. Prince Philip’s widow has been on the throne for 70 years. And despite her declining health, Queen Elizabeth II is still in office. Elizabeth II is known for her grip and her devotion to her kingdom. The mother of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 73, is a queen respected and loved by her subjects. Since the beginning of her reign, Elizabeth II of England has traveled extensively and honored a plethora of engagements. On many of these trips, the British sovereign has received many gifts, some of which are embarrassing to say the least.

: During a visit to the Channel Islands, The Queen is presented with a gift from the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society – a Jersey cow named Lady. #70for70 pic.twitter.com/ph2V5PIy3M

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 29, 2022

On March 29, 2022, the same day as Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving service, The Royal Family Twitter account shared a photo from 1957. In this black and white shot, the young queen of England receiving her gift: a Jersey cow. It’s not so much the gift itself that’s embarrassing, but her name: Lady. Queen Elizabeth II of England was visiting the Channel Islands when she received the Lady cow as a gift. “1957: On a visit to the Channel Islands, the Queen receives a gift from the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society – a Jersey cow named Lady,” reads the title of The Royal Family publication.

In 70 years of reign, Queen Elizabeth II of England has received many unusual animals as gifts

“Lady” the Jersey cow is far from the most amazing gift Queen Elizabeth II of England has received. The Paris Match has identified the most unusual animals that the grandmother of Princes William and Harry has received from heads of state over the years. The selection comes from a list published on the site “Royal Collection Trust”, specifies the Paris Match. Among other unusual animals, Queen Elizabeth II received pygmy hippos, a young Nile crocodile, bare-eyed cockatoos, a two-toed sloth and even black jaguars. We can also mention a Brazilian giant armadillo, red kangaroos and many more. These gifts come from heads of state of many countries such as Liberia, Gambia, Brazil or Australia.

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