The secret is out. The head of the British Royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, is black. When she was born, on the 21st of April 1926, there were gasps of horror from those in attendance. The fidelity of her mother, Elizabeth, wife of Prince Albert, Duke of York - later King George VI, was at first questioned. But it soon became apparent that the family's distant African genes had come to the fore, and so it was that Elizabeth was born black.
With both her parents being white, it was decided that Elizabeth would not be seen in public without specially-made makeup, secretly designed by the top scientific brains of the day.
Some would have preferred that a constitutional crisis be averted by hiding the child away, and telling the world that she had been stillborn. But Elizabeth, later fondly known as the Queen Mother, was having none of it. This was her daughter who she loved with all her heart, and who she had had difficulty carrying and who at the end up had been born by Caesarian section, and her precious first born child would have to be disguised, nothing more.
There was also the risk that the Queen Mother may not be able to bear more children, after her difficult first birth, although history tells us that she later bore another girl child, Margaret.
The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen's Childhood by her Nanny, Marion Crawford
The Little Princesses
Both Elizabeth, who the family playfully called Lilibet, and her younger sister Margaret, were educated at home, obviously to try to hide her skin color from the world's eyes.
There was much consternation years later when the family nanny and governess, Marion Crawford, commonly known as Crawfie, published her memoirs of life with the Royal princesses in a book aptly named The Little Princesses.
There was great relief all round when it found found that Crawfie did not in fact release the information that the Queen is black.
Clever makeup artists have for years carefully hidden Queen Elizabeth II's skin color from the public. As you can see on this photograph, every detail in perfectly covered. This is why you will never see Queen Elizabeth on the streets walking around unless it is an official occasion.
She even wears blue contact lenses to give the impression that she has blue eyes.
1992 was the year queen Elizabeth II called her annus horribilis, being the year two of her sons separated from their wives, and her daughter separated from her husband. It was also the year that Windsor Castle suffered from a severe fire, costing millions to repair.
Less well remembered was that this was also the year when, on the 1st April, several British newspapers carried the story of how she was really black. The next day the story was dropped completely (on secret orders of the British Government), never to be mentioned again.
How can the Queen be black?
Another lesser known but widely documented fact online is that Queen Charlotte (1744 - 1818) was also black.
Princess Sophia Charlotte was born into a German Royal family, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and was a direct line descendant of the Portuguese Royal House, Margarita de Castro y Sousa, which was the African branch of the family.
Charlotte became Queen when she married George III of England in 1761 when she was only 17 years old.
Royal portrait artists of the day (photography hadn't yet been invented) followed orders to make her look white, if ugly. In fact she was quite infamously ugly.
Looks aren't everything. This amazing women bore 15 children in her lifetime, 13 of whom survived to adulthood, and, as a keen botanist, founded Kew Gardens. She was also the first Royal to live in Buckingham House, bought for her by a devoted King George III, which later became Buckingham Palace, the current Queen's official residence.
Queen Charlotte, the grandmother of Queen Victoria, also had a keen interest in America's politic and the ongoing War of Independence. Slavery of African American blacks was at its peak, and while Queen Charlotte was forbidden to take part in politics, it is widely believed that letters she wrote in support of the abolition of slavery helped sway some senior and powerful figures.
It is unknown how many previous kings and queens of Europe are black or have black ancestors. Most of Queen Victoria's descendants are still Royal figureheads in Europe.
It was almost by accident that Queen Elizabeth II became queen. Her uncle Edward was next in line, followed by his younger brother, Elizabeth's father Prince Albert. Edward was young and had not yet married when he succeeded to the throne. He abdicated later the same year in order to marry a divorcee, Wallis Simpson, an act that caused a constitutional crisis because the King or Queen of England is also Head of the Church of England who do not recognise divorce.
Prince Albert became King George II, and Princess Elizabeth became heiress presumptive.
While Britain is a multi-racial country, the people were not thought to be ready for a colored Queen, and so the fallacy that she was white continued.
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None of your business. on June 09, 2020:
She is not pretending to be white especially in this day and age as we wouldn't care either way and they know it.
Alede on April 06, 2020:
Say what so maybe we could be related or something
زيزى محمد from Egypt on January 19, 2020:
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on June 06, 2019:
And, it is the Queen who wins the prestigious Golden Cup again.
Gadfly. on June 04, 2019:
Happened to be in Royal Windsor whilst the Horse trials event was being held. As usual, Her Majesty was delighted.
jonnycomelately on June 03, 2019:
I feel really sorry for Her Majesty having to be regal in the face of such a big bully of a man. She has natural graces, he has none.
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on June 03, 2019:
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on April 29, 2019:
Trying to recollect the number of times i've actually seen our Queen in person at commemorations or public events. Fascinating Lady !
kato the slave. on March 29, 2019:
Her Majesty is an accomplished ukalele player and self taught as well !
Jonathan Guy Morris on March 28, 2019:
I find it hard to imagine the Queen toeing on a splif while listening to her Bob Marly singing Redemption Song on her C. D. player.
Blood of the real Royal people. on February 23, 2019:
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on February 04, 2019:
jonnycomelately on December 08, 2018:
Ian, you are lucky to have a genetic background, a man above the border like. For a sassanac mongrel like m'self, well.....!
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 07, 2018:
I've had a DNA swab to determine my genetic background. The results were surprising to say the least !
Sandy on November 19, 2018:
Hahaha! This is crazy.
Bushra mufty on November 11, 2018:
What a silly discovery !black or white ,so what?
jonnycomelately on November 10, 2018:
Jb, your cod would not be amused!
Jb on November 10, 2018:
What a load of codswallop
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on September 14, 2018:
I do whole heartedly agree with Royal protocol being observed and was pleasantly surprised when Sarah Duchess of York (current title) performed a rather elegant curtsey before the Queen at the last running of Royal Ascot. Publicity it may have been though i'll wager Her Majesty was delighted.
jonnycomelately on August 09, 2018:
Hahaha, I am sure Her Majesty has a very suitable sense of humour.
I mean, there are people around the world who believe you can go out in a boat and catch a kipper on your line.
After all, it's got bones and fins and a tail - it's a fish for god's sake!
And it's got that lovely yellowish brown skin colour; easy to spot swimming in the water, surely?
Difficult to determine its genetics though. There don't seem to be any other similar species. Maybe it's been genetically engineered so as to silence anyone speaking with their mouthful.
A sort of punishment....
Shauna Rozier on August 09, 2018:
I am dumbfounded. Are you sure Queen Elizabeth the II is a black woman. you mean to tell me that they have a makeup so powerful that It can change her skin color to the effect that she can pass for white? Why did she hide her true identify? I am having a hard time believing this. Will the world know soon, or is this some type of hoax. If this is a practical joke, it is not funny at all. Stop the joking around.
Aldem. on August 04, 2018:
Although Royal protocol is more flexible these days, it is still common courtesy but not necessary to grovel.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 03, 2018:
All must bow down to the Queen.
jonnycomelately on August 01, 2018:
It's still open.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 24, 2018:
I'll second that !
Limpet. on July 24, 2018:
I'll second that !
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on July 23, 2018:
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 23, 2018:
I'll not forget where i was on the day of the Royal wedding last month but could not get up close due to the numerous well wishers so i had to resort to viewing that event on the 'big screen' The Queen as usual was radiant exuding that regal charm..
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on June 02, 2018:
Gadfly on May 25, 2018:
Due to a computer glitch i have been unable to access this site, however the order has now been restored.
jonnycomelately on May 23, 2018:
I am not in a position to pass judgement but hold great respect for your country.
That is not to say I have any respect for blind, irrational patriotism ... there have been numerous evil doings in its name throughout human history.
De Greek from UK on May 23, 2018:
. . Alba gu bràth!!! :D
jonnycomelately on May 23, 2018:
Thank you, Sir Foreigner, with the Hellenic knickname.
I much prefer to be a free-spirited world traveller with dual citizenship and without a chip on my shoulder, than a pure-blooded, insecure, kilt-clad patriot who's afraid of a little up-lifting wind of change.
Have a happy day up there on the end of a soon-to-be-defunct Gulf Stream. You will need to equip yourself with extra-warm peter-heater to preserve those pedigree genes intact.
De Greek from UK on May 23, 2018:
Good try, Einstein. ;-)
So you cannot find JUST ONE monarch with English blood.
At least now we hope for a FREE SCOTLAND!!! ;-)
jonnycomelately on May 23, 2018:
The British nation is a collection of peoples coming from Europe, Asia, Americas (North and South), Africa, Pacific, Scandinavia.....the Normans were originally Vikings.
What nonsense you are talking. And who has been brain-washing you?
De Greek from UK on May 23, 2018:
The challenge was:
Name JUST ONE monarch of England who had English blood.
If you cannot do that, consider the possibility that you have been brainwashed into believing a lie. That your ancestors, you and your children have been slaves to a bunch of foreigners.
Your current queen is a German and her children are German/Greek/Dutch and whatever else, but not English. Think about it.
By investigating this question, you will have to face the reality. And that is that the English people have been slaves to the same line of greedy foreigners, who used their ‘subjects’ as cannon fodder to further enrich themselves.
You should be ENRAGED that your children are automatically born INFERIOR to someone else’s children. And that your children are expected to die, protecting the children of that someone else.
The ‘royal’ families of Europe are no different from the Mafia crime families in the The Godfather. Vito Andolini becomes Vito Corleone when he arrives in the USA and when he steals enough he becomes the Godfather, Don Corleone. He and his offspring diversify and eventually become reputable.
But to keep being on top, they need to convince you that they are better than you and they deserve to be your masters because God has degreed it.
It appears that in YOUR case, they have succeeded. ;-)
Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 22, 2018:
Any time you put the name of someone really famous and powerful in the same sentence with the word "secretly" I have to laugh. I love when sitting alone, something makes me laugh out loud. Thank you for this wonderful bit of fun.
jonnycomelately on May 22, 2018:
I am not sticking up for any corruption, transgression, greed, cruelty or plain arrogance committed by today's or previous royalty. Nor for any such committed by governments. The native peoples of my adoptive country, Australia, have suffered because of them.
Yet I remain British at heart, and say that our history has not been all bad, neither all good.
Yes, in-breeding has had negative effects on Royal genetics; and I know that introduction of other "commoner" lines will bring great benefits.
There are great benefits in having a hereditary line of heads-of-state, another discussion, another time.
I see nothing against having genes of African heritage brought into the British Royals.
My quarrel is with your attitude that is obviously out to stir s--t, to insult, to ridicule, to blame; instead of engendering positive, constructive information with intelligence and tollerant understanding.
When you learn to do that, what you write will gain my respect.
I am waiting.
De Greek from UK on May 22, 2018:
Spoken like a true servant. :D
If you take the trouble to learn English history, you will find that the English have been slaves to the same line of foreign rulers since 1066.
Look up ‘Harrying of the North 1069’ and you will get a small taste of how the occupying foreign forces treated their English slaves. YOUR ancestors. :D
In fact, your masters only began to learn to speak English during the 100 year war, when they wanted the slaves to go and die for them without too much moaning.
If you want to embarrass yourself, go ahead and name just one truly English blooded king.
Try to. It will help you to learn history and free you from your enslavement to currently German rulers who changed their names so as to save their skin and keep you enslaved.
jonnycomelately on May 22, 2018:
To call yourself de Greek is an insult to the Greeks.
If you had talked likecyou do in bygone days, you would have taken a nice jaunt through Traitor's Gate and learned the meaning of short cuts.
But the Britain of today has progressed in terms of integrating many peoples of many cultures, and largely accepted that intelligence and fine character are not the monopoly of European genetics - as you yourself have demonstrated very clearly.
De Greek from UK on May 20, 2018:
This is for your royalist friends Izzy. If you think they cannot take it, feel free to erase :D
A Non-Royal ‘Royal’ Wedding
The UK has become a nation of celebrity chefs and ‘royals’, both groups fawned upon deferentially by the illiterate masses as well as those ‘well-connected’, who always manage to make a buck out of any situation.
However, for me, a postage stamp with a side view image of the queen’s head always makes me think of lineage pedigree, but most of all genetics and inbreeding.
It’s really a bad idea when cousins marry because they then truly hit the bottom of the gene pool barrel. Recessive genes rear their ugly heads through generational inbreeding resulting in terrible defects, namely idiocy. Living proofs are the so called ‘royals’. The only thing which saved the royals from complete moronic appearance was the insatiable extra-marital sexual desires of the female brood mare cousins they married. The said female cousins tended to hand it out rather generously to all and sundry, thereby bringing new blood into the bloodline, so to speak. Were it not for that, the royal families of Europe would be absurd, inbred, certifiable idiots.
Refreshingly, Harry’s and Meghan’s hitching must be the most ‘unroyal’ royal wedding since Oedipus married his mother. On the one hand (the plus side) you have the lovely and apparently charming bride of decidedly unroyal mixed parentage. No inbred retards shall emerge from THAT turnstile.
The other plus side to this counterfeit coin of a ‘royal’ wedding, is that the groom in appearance is the living image of his real, biological father, which certainly was not Prince Charles. Prince Harry is the living evidentiary proof of the union between an ex-soldier by the name of James Hewitt and Harry’s mother, a self-confessed adulterous, fornicating slattern of the first order.
This is a non-royal ‘royal’ wedding that I could drink to, were it not for the newspaper headline spoiler: ‘Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shall be guarded by SAS ‘ready to DIE’ for royal couple’. So said the headline.
This insanity has floored me. Someone’s innocent child is ready to take a bullet for someone else’s little ginger bastard who likes to dress up as a Nazi and for an unknown woman the little bastard just happened to decide to marry.
Is this insanity or what?
De Greek from UK on May 20, 2018:
This is a gem :D
jonnycomelately on May 15, 2018:
Who are you talking about, Agnes?
Agnes on May 15, 2018:
Should be more concerned about her being divorced
jonnycomelately on May 14, 2018:
In former times, Izzy would have enjoyed a nice sight-seeing tour through Traitor's Gate!
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 14, 2018:
jonnycomelately on April 11, 2018:
Albert, the Queen does not keep or own her Crown by personal choice. She is there as Head of State by will of the People in Parliament. The "checks and balances" of the British system have allowed us to weather the storms of war; corruption; natural disasters; mistakes made in Parliament, administration - and even by members of the Royal Household.
Our system is far from perfect but it has survived. And it will continue to evolve and meet changing needs.
This depends on enough people having the good sense to accept what is good and stop blaming the system.
Ablert Buchanan on April 11, 2018:
If she suffering from Alzheimer they she is not in her right state of mind to pass on crown i had to keep my Grandfather last name for my inherit my inherit is England commonwealth 13 crown all's jewels jewellery Gold
jonnycomelately on February 27, 2018:
Do you have a problem? Maybe you just like to stir s....t. whatever your problem, the instigation of this hub could be a sign of a warped mind, so where do you fit in, Sandie callis?
jonnycomelately on December 29, 2017:
I am with you here, Ian. Although I am now Australian, and dual nationality, Her Majesty is still Queen of Australia. I am proud to belong to both countries. Those people of ignorance who choose not to learn about the benefits we enjoy, under the stabilising government with a monarchy, can rattle their cages as much as they like. I know where my loyalty lies.
The instigator of this hub knows only how to throw insults with ridiculous photographs.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 29, 2017:
As a loyal subject of Her Majesty the Queen, i'd never miss seeing the Queen's speech on television this time each year.
The queen looked so radiant and spoke eloquently with such regal bearing. Long live the Queen.
Maurice Glaude from Mobile on August 22, 2017:
I don't think the queen needs dark skin to be black. My skin is whiter than most white people and both my parents and their parents are black. In fact there is only one white person several generations back that is white. A slave owner and once Senator. I won't name him because he was a horrible person. He's the reason the genes have come this far and I have white skin and some of my family do not. He mated with one of his slaves and the rest is much more interesting history.
amelia on June 15, 2017:
thats not true because those were not even her parents so like... wow " great author"
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 19, 2017:
Error; for 'hitory' read history.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 13, 2017:
Elizabeth the second, now the longest reigning Monarch in hitory. I as one of Her Majesty's subject have lived my whole lifetime under her rule.
Jane on May 11, 2017:
This is very bizzare.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 28, 2017:
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 24, 2017:
Her most gracious Majesty, our Queen has celebrated her 91st birthday.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on February 23, 2017:
Her most Gracious Majesty Elizabeth II has achieved yet another milestone as our Queen having celebrated her 65 year reign with her Sapphire Jubilee. Warm congratulations to Her Majesty on this occasion.
A palace spokeswomen revealed the Queen was in good spirits on the actual day of the event.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 19, 2016:
Elizabeth our Noble Queen
who is so gracious and serene
garbed in pure white velvet gown
purple sash and state crown
i have seen Her passing by
Her loyal subject till i die
even when i'm in my grave
i still remain a humble knave
jonnycomelately on September 16, 2016:
Limpet, I now live in Australia. My Sovereign Lady also is Queen Elizabeth of Australia. We are no longer a nation subservient to the United Kingdom and we are not subjects of the Queen of Great Britain. Nor do we come under the Privy Council.
I get a sense of loyalty with dual citizenship. It seems strange to those who would prefer Australia to have its own President, but in reality we have a very stable system. All whilst our Head of State is the Monarch, no one else can usurp that role. In my mind it's a strong safe guard against acquiring a dictators.
Having a Head of State that is not elected, yet still there By the Will of The People In Parliament, is very effective.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 12, 2016:
As loyal subjects of Her Majesty the Queen we regard the Queen as our Sovereign Lady whom we treat with respect.
Michael-Milec on June 16, 2016:
Hello IzzyM , if you are there, nice to know you are well and enjoying life.
Coming across this unique article, wasn't accidentally, only good to be 'well' informed. My reaction, 'so what?' if The Queen is 'black' or not, God loves her and keeps her as any of us since we all are of the same color - i.e. our true spiritual nature , the exterior dwelling place could be of any color- acceptable. . . Amen.
jonnycomelately on June 07, 2016:
Also, not being an "absolute monarch," means she is not "in charge" of the the nation, the country or the Commonwealth.
As I understand it, not being a historian or in any way and expert about constitutional law, the Monarch is there "by the will of the people." The Monarch is also subject to the Laws of the country, as determined by the people "In Parliament."
The Monarch is in an onerous position. She (Queen Elizabeth II) has to be above and beyond any party politics. She cannot take sides with one political party or another. She must be impartial, acting solely for the benefit and betterment of the Nation. She must watch what she says and does, observing protocols, traditions and sensitivities of every country she visits. Every representative of every country that visits her must be treated with courtesy and respect, often in very difficult circumstances.
The Queen has lived through 60+ years and has the knowledge and wisdom which comes with such service. If anyone thinks they could do a better job, think again.
If anyone thinks they would like to live like a fish in a glass bowl, always open to the vagaries of the mass media and public criticism, think again.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on April 01, 2016:
Definitely an interesting photoshop. It doesn't take facial recognition software to recognize that the black photo isn't even the same face. The cheekbones are wider and the face is fatter, not to mention that the gray nap couldn't be made into her lovely gray waves. Speaking of which, have no resemblance to a wig. I also doubt that the queen would allow such an undignified photo showing her teeth in an evil grin.
I'm not judging what color the queen is. I'm saying the photo is a fake.
jonnycomelately on March 27, 2016:
Interesting Photoshop creation of President Obama wearing a dark, below-the-ears-length whig and a tiara. Did he get a copy of it for his Oval Office desk?
ANON on March 26, 2016:
SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK.....
LOOKS LIKE A DEVIL WITH THE MAKE UP.......
Chuck Bluestein from Morristown, AZ, USA on January 25, 2016:
Well you can say that all humans are black since they are all descendants of a black woman, Lucy, that lived in Africa 200,000 years ago. In fact all humans were black at that time. Lighter skin developed as they moved from the equator that has weaker sunlight. You get vitamin D from sunlight and now there is a vitamin D deficiency pandemic according to PubMed!
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 07, 2016:
I must concur with the previous comment regarding speculation on the Royal's bloodline. I am inclined to believe the lineage is intact but as a comment posted last year asking 'who cares?', well there are two ways of looking at that! I would equate the view of 'so what'. If the article was meant to be satyrical then it has generated 197 responses since time of writing. There is also a case to put on a politician who declined to attend a privy council meeting at Her Majesty's pleasure as it would mean having to kneel. It is traditional and ceremonial and not grovelling. If i was fortunate to be in the presence of any Royal even foreign kings and queens i would bow in respect to them.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 04, 2016:
This year, and Her Majesty the Queen has delivered the 57th annual speech of her reign. The Queen spoke eloquently on current matters affecting us in these times and was also impeccably attired as expected.
Annette Wilkinson on January 02, 2016:
Sorry, but the Queen is not black.
Please don't put false accusations to the public.
I know about the Royal family more cause I am also related to her.
The queen is related to my Harley family through the Queen Mother size.
So watch what you write, you should only put the truth in the papers not false ones.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 07, 2015:
Another mile stone in her glorious reign. Next year Her Majesty turns a gracious 90.
curious on October 10, 2015:
who is cardional medechhi who went to ethopia
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 09, 2015:
SHE HAS DONE IT! Today marks the mile stone of yet another achievement of this amazing Lady, a glorious reign of over sixty three years. What a remarkable and fascinating monarch is our Queen. ELIZABETH REIGNS.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 06, 2015:
As a British subject my first loyalty is to Her most gracious Majesty Elizabeth the second, her heirs and successors according to law. Having said that, i also respect the entire Royal family regardless of any condescending allegations usually by the 'gutter press' or the 'under class'. Doctor Jasmin Alibhai-Brown a renowned journalist and critic in her well written Who do you think you are? has made me take stock and question my own personna. Now i happen to know exactly who i am. I understand Ms Alibhai-Brown is an anti Monarchist but that is entirely up to her self. Sorry to hear Gadfly has had to go 'offline', good luck for the future!
Cilean Stirling on March 29, 2015:
Um?? The Royal family has stated they have African blood so this is neither a shocker or even note worthy!
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 22, 2015:
Nancy on December 22, 2014:
I see nothing wrong in being black.
Floris Wood from Toledo, Ohio on December 21, 2014:
Carol Houle from Montreal on December 21, 2014:
Goes to show, if you write like you believe, they'll believe. I've always believed that.
Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on December 20, 2014:
Hi Izzy. I was really bored this evening so began exploring hubs and this was the first one I came to that caught my attention. I read something on this topic a few years ago and began researching. I did not find anything that is definite proof that Queen Elizabeth II is black. But, I must say, your hub is quite entertaining and interesting.
I also must say that I felt Nellieanna gave the most logical comment here, that photos of the darling little princesses when they were quite young are definitely showing little girls with white skin and traits.
Really, though, what does it matter? It is just an interesting subject that will go down in history as an ongoing debate that will never be proven one way or the other.
The thing that amazes me most about this hub is not only is it well-written, but you have handled the comments section quite well for this being such a controversial subject. Well done, Izzy.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 17, 2014:
There was a half page article in this morning's press on just how astute Her Majesty the Queen is on computer technology. Just one more skill to wide range of intersts Her gracious Majesty has aquired during her long reign.
Jj17 on December 17, 2014:
Barack obama is also related to the queen, george bush, bill clinton, lincoln just to name a few. During his election campaign it was revealed by genealogy test.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 24, 2014:
Her Majesty opened the 2014 Commonwealth games to a rousing approval from Her subjects and visitors to the games alike.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 02, 2014:
In addition to the official titles and patronages bestowed on our present Queen i have have one thought of on my own , if it pleases Her Majesty. The personification of Britannia. Britannia being the symbolic figure of our islands nation. Queen Elizabeth the First known as Gloriana we are now living in the second Elizabethan age.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 29, 2014:
Well, history teaches us there was a personage in the middle ages with the official title of The Black Prince but there may be more logical reasons as to why however all Europian Royalty (including those whom have been dethroned) belong to an exclusive group known as the Black Nobilty whose precedence goes by age rather than grandeur. Interestingly enough there was a time when the current Queen of England had to curtsey to the elders but now it is Her Majesty who pretty much rules the roost.
Nice story on March 04, 2014:
The speculation that the Portuguese King's mistress was a "moor" was first claimed nearly 400 years after she lived with no reference to any source material or evidence.
Even if the speculation were true, moors in southern Spain were predominantly of arabic (sometimes with European admixture) or berber (white) extraction, not black.
Thirdly, this ancestress accounts for only .006 percent of Queen Charlotte's ancestry and (and far less for QE II) and is shared by nearly all European royalty, nobility and gentry (including this writer) and none of us has ever been mistaken for black Africans.
cdsf on February 23, 2014:
pro on February 07, 2014:
Is this true then !!!
Guest on January 23, 2014:
Lilibett on December 28, 2013:
LOL...where did you get your inspiration??? You must be very bored. We all know that her ancestor Queen Charlotte was black and what's the big deal? yellow green red black purple...I care less, we are in the 21st century and you still have a tiny brain and less intelligent than a mosquito. Come guy grow up...
Crystal Lewis on December 28, 2013:
Make up has been around since 840 BC and people of various cultures and backgrounds did purposely try to look white of lighter it was and still is a beauty standard. Knowledge of makeup/beauty is something that is passed around and seen when men and women would travel to different lands now in the 1700's makeup was widely used especially buy the RICH and intermarriages of wealthy people did take place. If she had of been more European looking im sure she would not of had to wear makeup to look white. And if anyone is offended by the story as a European, African, Asian, American whatever then good you should be because sometimes the truth is right in front of you and you cant even see it. Dirty Little Secrets
alex on December 20, 2013:
HAHA! This must be a big joke!
The picture of the black Q.E II is fake!
This is just dissrespect to the royal family! GET THOSE PICTURES OF THE INTERNETT!!!!!
Rae Saylor from Australia on December 16, 2013:
Interesting article, pal. Thanks for writing it! :)
Janis from California on December 16, 2013:
This was quite interesting to read. I didn't know she was black. I'll be sharing this with my kids.
Hezekiah from Japan on December 16, 2013:
Nuff respected. Queens Jamaican English.
torrilynn on December 15, 2013:
This is a very unique story indeed. Up and interesting.
CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on December 15, 2013:
Interesting! Bizarre and quite intriguing! You got me reading all the way! Great attention grabber! Ahhm....what else?
You've done a good job!
Thelma Alberts from Germany on December 15, 2013:
Really? I can´t believe it. Thanks for sharing the hub. Very interesting. Have a lovely day!
SHAKA on December 14, 2013:
i thought she was a reptile???