7 Places and Things Named after Queen Elizabeth II

7 Places and Things Named after Queen Elizabeth II

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 II attends the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022, the XXII Commonwealth Games at Buckingham Palace on October 7, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.




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.




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. 




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. 




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.




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.









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