A paired house where there is now a Cantonese restaurant: the history of the place that saw the Queen Isabel II born

Next February 6, seven decades from the rise to the throne of Isabel II (95) that, by whims of destiny, ended up becoming the monarch that has taken this power

A paired house where there is now a Cantonese restaurant: the history of the place that saw the Queen Isabel II born

Next February 6, seven decades from the rise to the throne of Isabel II (95) that, by whims of destiny, ended up becoming the monarch that has taken this power more time in the history of England. The previous record of her had the great-grandmother of her, Queen Victoria, popularly known as the grandmother of Europe, who clung to her scepter for 63 years and 216 days.

Far from being born in one of the ostentatious properties of the Windsor, the then Princess was born by cesarean section on April 21, 1926 in a paired house at the number 17 of Bruton Strett, in the exclusive Mayfair neighborhood.

The property belonged to its Scottish maternal grandparents, the Counts of Strathmore. At that time, Jorge V reign, so the granddaughter of her was the third in the line of succession to the throne after her uncle Eduardo, Prince of Wales and her father, Prince Alberto, Duke of York.

Is the home still? The answer is an absolute and forceful not, but what is not so clear is what was built after its demolition since there are different hypotheses. On the one hand, it is said that it was practically destroyed after the Blitz in 1940, however, some documents from the British Library seem to show that real estate speculation or even respected the historical value of that 18th-century house that was demolished in 1937 for Build a shopping center and offices. This last version would be confirmed by other papers found in the London metropolitan file that would show that Berkeley Square House had been built on the ground.

With the future of the decades, the building has suffered different transformations and extensions, so that the two commemorative plates indicating the birth of the monarch have moved eight times as many times. In recent weeks, the BBC is rebuilding the first years of the sovereign that is about to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of it. Among so many gossip, there is a fairly funny one who assures that in the same place where the main door of the house was located is the Cantonese Hakkasan food restaurant, between whose customers are Princess Beatriz, Lewis Hamilton, Los Beckham, Ecclestone and , Interestingly, where Dabiz Muñoz was formed and inspired as a pastry manager to subsequently create the diverse. Both have Michelin stars.

Shortly after the birth of the Isabel princesses and Margarita, his parents bought a five-storey mansion at the 145 of Piccadilly (center of London) that was severely damaged after the bombings of World War II. Fortunately, Princess Isabel no longer lived there, since her father had climbed the throne as Jorge Vi. Her's older brother, Eduardo VIII had abdicated to marry the American plebeia doubly divorced Wallis Simpson. Currently, the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel, owned by the Real Family Casta, stands out.

Isabel II is very excited to celebrate his Platinum Jubilee, although his permanence on the throne can not yet be cataloged as the longest in the history of humanity, according to the Guinness Book of Records, since such Honor falls at Louis XV 'King Sol' with 72 years and 110 days, followed by Rama IX of Thailand (70 years and 126 days) and John II of Liechtenstein (70 years and 91 days).

Aware of the passage of time, he is preparing the path that his son Carlos (73) happens to him, hence on December 31 named his daughter-in-law Camilla (74) as a real lady of the very noble order of the juger, the distinction plus High granting a British sovereign without having to give explanations to the government. In this way, Camilla has the same range as the children of Isabel II. She a more step towards the throne after having been the guilty of the unhappiness of Lady Di during her marriage with the Prince of Wales.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 05:40

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