It's been 70 years since the British monarch ascended the throne and over time, several places and things have been named for her.
Queen Elizabeth was just 25 years old when she ascended the throne. Now at 95, the British monarch has reigned over the country for seven decades. The Queen became the longest-ruling monarch in U.K. history in September 2015. Did you know that several things and places have been named for her, from the Queen Elizabeth rose to a cake and even a train! Here are 7 places and things named for the beloved monarch, as per PEOPLE.
1. Queen Elizabeth Cake
This special cake recipe included dates, walnuts, coconut, and lots of butter. It's a popular treat in Canada, part of the Commonwealth. Keeping the tribute in mind, according to allrecipes.com, the cake is "crowned" by its broiled topping.
2. The Queen Elizabeth Train
On June 13, 2017, the monarch herself helped name unit 800003 of England's Great Western Railway "to mark 175 years since Queen Victoria became the first monarch to travel by train," per the GWR website. The monarch and her late husband Prince Philip recreated that journey from Slough to London's Paddington station at the time on a unit that carries the official flag of the Royal Family.
Her Majesty The Queen names the new Hitachi Intercity Express Train "Queen Elizabeth II" https://t.co/EsvTgF4cFm #SmartCities pic.twitter.com/KWDwFHberI— Hitachi Vantara (@HitachiVantara) July 26, 2017
3. Queen Elizabeth Rose
According to Southern Living, this particular bloom was created in 1955 when Dr. Walter Lammerts cross-pollinated a hybrid tea rose and a floribunda. The flower was known for its pleasant fragrance and pink petals. Queen Elizabeth was presented with a dark pink rose made in honor of her late husband, Prince Philip, in June 2021 to mark what would have been his 100th birthday.
‘Queen Elizabeth’ #rose, Lammerts 1954. Named ‘World’s Favourite Rose’ 1979. Plants from that time probably still growing unknown at the back of many garden borders. Time to show them some love! Still available. Pic cr: Cottage Memories. Have a good day! @loujnicholls @kgimson pic.twitter.com/GaDpXylSLH— 🌹rosesuk (@rosesukroses) February 6, 2022
4. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
A complex was built when London hosted the Summer Olympics in 2012. It was named The Olympic Park and later renamed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2013 after the monarch's Diamond Jubilee. The park includes the Olympic stadium, the swimming center, the Olympic Village, and a handful of other venues.
As we wave goodbye 👋 to 2021, we have collated some of our favourite photos of the Park this year.— Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (@noordinarypark) December 30, 2021
What has been your favourite moment at the Park?
📷 aliparcell, Miru Visuals, dazzpauls & natlimbrey pic.twitter.com/HStzsZwdD9
5. Queen Elizabeth II Walk
To honor Elizabeth's coronation, a spot along the Singapore River includes a park, a World War II memorial, and two bridges that connect portions of the city-state, part of the Commonwealth.
CITY OF SINGAPORE— かわさん (@kawasan3) July 3, 2018
QUEEN ELIZABETH WALK
THIS WALK WAS NAMED TO MARK THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY
QUEEN ELIZABETH Ⅱ pic.twitter.com/DjtzmwH1KD
6. The Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
Again named in honor of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee in 2013, this 19-story tower in Queensland is one of the largest court buildings in Australia.
I’m back in my hometown of Liverpool to visit the Magistrates and Crown Court at the Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts, to see the amazing work done by everyone - judges, administrators, staff, law professionals and others - to keep the wheels of justice turning during a pandemic 1/2 pic.twitter.com/Sov8COaCBx— David Wolfson (@DXWQC) July 21, 2021
7. The Elizabeth II Suite
A 1,000-sq.-ft., three-room suite with a St. Lawrence River view is located inside the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada. The Queen herself visited way back in 1959. The room features British accents inspired by Her Majesty, including photos from her life along the walls.
Take a peek inside of our Queen Elizabeth II Suite. When Her Majesty stayed with us in 2005, she enjoyed the comforts of this regal suite so it truly is a fit for a queen.— Fairmont Macdonald (@FairmontMAC) February 21, 2021
#FairmontMAC #Fairmonthotels #MACmemories #Suitelife #yegdt #travelalberta #edmontonhotels #albertahotels pic.twitter.com/128MYyCmQ2
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