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UNITED KINGDOM: THE ROYAL FAMILY

The Royal Family, the Windsors, has fascinated people all over the world.  Here is some information about them.  Use it to answer the questions.

Queen Elizabeth II was born April 26, 1926.  She was crowned in 1952.  She had 3 sons and 1 daughter.   Queen Elizabeth is married to Prince Phillip.  Her mother, the Queen Mother, had another daughter also.  Her name is Princess Margaret.  Prince Charles is Queen Elizabeth's son.  He has 2 sons named William and Harry.

Prince Charles was married to Diana Spencer.  She was born in 1961 and died in 1997 in a car accident.  Princess Di was beloved by people all over the world.

1. How many family members are mentioned here?  Make a tree diagram to display this.

2. The Royal Family spent $49 million last year.  This was a savings of $4.2 million from the year before.  $67 million has been saved since 1991.  Income from the royal estate has increased by $186 million since 1991.  This is up $59 million.  Use this information to help estimate the amount of money they spent each year from 1991-2000.  Justify your answer. (There is not one correct answer.  Your reasoning is what counts.)

3. Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1952.  How long has she been queen so far?

4. There is going to be a dinner party at the palace.  They need new placemats for the royal table.  If there will be 30 guests, and each placemat is 18 inches x 12 inches, how many yards of material will they need?

5. Here is a list of some of the family members.  How old is each one?

Queen Elizabeth - born April 21, 1926
Queen Mother - born August 4, 1900
Prince Charles - born November 14, 1948
Prince William - born June 21, 1982

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