British Royal Family Shocker - Queen Elizabeth II is Black

Queen Elizabeth II as she actually is
Queen Elizabeth II as she actually is

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 and 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.

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

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.

Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte

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.

Black Queen Elizabeth II
Black Queen Elizabeth II

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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stclairjack 5 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

bizar,.... wowingly wonderfuly bizar,.... loved it,... voted it up,.... gigled maniacly!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Glad you like it :))


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Ah I suspected so and now you have confirmed it! Do I dare read about the Prince's Alzheimer's. I do.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I wonder will he remember to go to the wedding on the 29th? If it's shown live on TV, look closely at the Queen and you'll see what I'm talking about :)


Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

This is so unlikely to be true that I would say witout a moment's hesitation that it's not.

Firstly, when she was born, they didn't have the make-up to do such a complete cover up.

Secondly, even if the DNA was recessive, it would have shown up since then (and before her).

Thirdly, there are some secrets simply too big to hide, and this is one of them...


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Oh I think there is no doubt it showed up in royalty before her and just kept hidden.


Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

izzy, so why didn't all the papers follow up? I'm sure it would have been big news. I mean Diana would have said something, wouldn't she have? I mean, she said everything else!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

The British government stepped in and put a gag order on the Press, and Diana knew which side her bread was buttered on. She wasn't worried about color anyway. Dodi Fayed wasn't exactly white. Her problems were within her marriage, not with the Queen.


Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

I thought she wasn't on goog terms the the queen? She could have tarred her with one wag of the tongue. So, why didn't the international papers get hold of it. I can understand a gag order in the UK, but nobody would gag it in other countries.

In any event, David Icke says she's alien - a grey. So, that makes her grey, not black.

Here's a picture of the queen as she really looks like. Here you can see, she is quite grey...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=46701


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Nan Mynatt 5 years ago from Illinois

Is the truth out? A lot of rich whites in the south have black blood, and it's nothing new. They slept with the slaves.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Nan, that may well be true but there were black African royalty too, who intermarried with white European royalty.


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annmackiemiller 5 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

you won't be going to the wedding then Izzy? :0)


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

@sophia - nah she is black - everyone knows David Icke is a nutter!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

@Ann, well I think my invite may have been rescinded after publishing this!


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camlo 5 years ago from Cologne, Germany

Hi Izzy!

I actually wanted to go to bed, but you drew our attention to this and ... I'm going to bed as soon as I've written this comment.

This Hub is hilarious. I must say, reading the comments was almost as much fun.

'... Lilibet, and her younger sister Margaret, were educated at home, obviously to try to hide her skin color from the world's eyes.' This really made me laugh aloud.

A great read to go to bed on.

All the best, Camlo


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Hehehe! I'm off to bed too. Thanks for reading :)


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Seriously? Well that is amazing if she is and I can say it certainly has substance. The family has always been secretive so I would not be surprised. I could see it happening she always appears to be powder white which is abnormal even a person with the fairest of skin. Interesting, very interesting. :)


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Absolutely! That white powder on top of that special makeup and you have a white queen!


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Mark Ewbie 5 years ago from Euroland

Brilliant Izzy! Can't wait to see the merchandising. Oh and the Royal Mint special commemorative issue.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Wish I had a factory to produce them! Would make a killing :)


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Ezybonds 5 years ago from Worldwide

Good job they have slackened the rules on treason!

Couple of hundred years ago you would be hung drawn and quartered for this one!

Where did you get the pickys... or did you change them yourself!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

No they were on the web. The papers really did carry this story (with the same first pic)years ago although there is nothing at all about it online. And the websites using those pics now don't mention this story. Em...are you sure they have slackened the rules on treason? should I be worried? lol


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Merlin Fraser 5 years ago from Cotswold Hills

I suspect this is just sour grapes because you weren't on the Birthday Honours List again !

Or was it that you're personal invitation to the Wedding got lost in the post ?

You do realise that in spite of Political Correctness the Tower of London is still classified as a prison for those that Piss off the Crown ?

If I were you I wouldn't hold my breath awaiting the big Buff Envelope with HRH Buck House on it with your New Years Honour either...

Like me the only mail with HRH on it comes from the 'Tax Man !'

Great Hub !


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Merlin, here is me trying my best to write a factually accurate HISTORICAL piece on the Royal family and I am getting threatened with the tower, or worse! If you must know I sent back my honorary peerage and tore up the wedding invitation because I don't like people who misrepresent themselves. Think what could have been achieved for world peace if all those queens admitted they were really black - an end to all this white supremacy nonsense! I think it's brilliant that the Commonwealth has a black queen :)


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LeanMan 5 years ago from At the Gemba

This is why she used to spend so much time in Kenya where she had no need to worry about hiding as a youngster! She was even there when her father died and she was pronounced Queen of England!


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Loveslove 5 years ago from England

LOL..Funny haha !!

Beware the summons from Buckingham Palace...emigrate now whilst you still can


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Hey I already have emigrated LOL


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

@Leanman, I could be wrong but I think she was in New Zealand when her dad died. But yes Kenya would have been her second home :)


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Merlin Fraser 5 years ago from Cotswold Hills

Sorry Izzy, but Leanman is right in 1952 she was in Kenya when her father died. At the Tree Tops if memory serves.

PS I think you mis spelled HYSTERICAL, without me specs on it looked more like HISTORICAL !!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

LOL, historical, hysterical! Stand corrected on the other part, it was an Australian/New Zealand tour via Kenya which is just about right for her :)


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Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Really great article.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Glad you enjoyed it Ruby :) Hope the queen herself isn't too mad (assuming she reads our hubs).


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CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

Izzy- wow that explains one hell of a lot of current history to me- ever thought of writing a hub about how Prince Harry looks like his dad?


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

What a great idea! Thanks :)


Mart 5 years ago

Well Sophia Angelique, I agree with you, secrets can't be kept!!

Although I find that the trouble with secrets is, when I stand up and speak the truth about what I can see happening Such as; The huge Treasonous acts of the British Government regarding the handing over of political, legal and economical control of our Sovereign Nation to the foreign state known as the European Union, allowing foreigners to tell you, your children and your childrens children how to live your life's!! These traitorous acts are contrary to both Common and statute law, and that would have our grandparents and our great grandparents spinning in their graves after fighting suffering and in many cases dying, just to prevent such a vile thing!!

But I'm just a conspirisy nut eh, just dismiss my truth without proper study and/or research, just like you have this article!!

I know nothing of whether or not the Queen is black, yellow, red or grey, but I have read some of Izzy's other work, and I know she does her research, and I would rather beleive anything Izzy would say than the bull you are fed by the mainsream media, who (I might point out) have failed to mention the Treason or any of the national debate that is happening conserning the traitors - in your own best interest of course!!

They just keep feedin you really important stuff about what's happening on corrie, or what color socks will his highness be wearing for the wedding!!

Or giving you the real reason our troops are in Iraq, afganistan or anywhere else as far away from Britain as possible where they should be defending us from the political and economical invaders of the European Union, which is..............????

Well done Izzy, PLC Mart!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Ah, Mart, you mentioned Corrie! Some good storylines on there just now to keep us plebs talking about that instead of more important things, so I'll go and write about Corrie. No, wait. I've already done that!

Thanks for reading, and glad you enjoyed it :)


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LeanMan 5 years ago from At the Gemba

Well done Merlin, you are correct, the queen was in Treetops when her father died, she was a frequent visitor there.. I had the opportunity to visit there several years ago..

But it just helps to backup Izzy's wonderful story about the queen being black..

I also have emigrated.. lol (So no tower for me either!)


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Leanman, thanks for clarifying and I dare say at Treetops the queen could be herself without all that awful makeup :)


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Merlin Fraser 5 years ago from Cotswold Hills

When the old King Died it suddenly explained something that as a kid had previously baffled me.

"The King is Dead... Long live the King !"

What the F.....????

But in 1952 all was revelled.... “The King is Dead... Long Live the Queen....!”

OK Now I Got it ... DUH !!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I'd never even thought about that! Did they say that in 1952 - long live the queen? I'd only heard the first expression which I neither understood nor thought about. Oh well, in future we will hear "The Queen is dead...long live the King!"


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tritrain 5 years ago from United States

I knew it!!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

See? You always thought there was something odd, but couldn't quite put your finger on it?


violalanders 5 years ago

Queen Elizabeth II is Black: Favorite color is gold right? :D


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Correct :)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Very interesting and something to look further into. Who would have guessed?


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

She kept it well hidden :)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Nothing surprises me anymore. Everything that I have read about the Royals and their wandering or roving eye makes you realize that there is alot we do not know. I remember reading something about Jack the Ripper possibly being a royal too.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Yes I read a book about that years ago. There was talk of a fancy carriage appearing the middle of the night and each time it appeared, more women were murdered and horribly mutilated. And the police never did find out who Jack the Ripper was.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

However claims have been made that Jack the Ripper wore a camel hair coat which back then was expensive and usually worn by someone of extreme wealth. Rumor has it that Victoria had a son before Edward that was not all there in the head and he was kept a secret... WHO KNOWS....


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Could be true - none of the royal family seems to be especially burdened with brains!


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jorja kick 5 years ago from southeast georgia

I love it....I hope it has some truth to it.LOL

certainly it was an interesting read!!!!


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great and nice ,first time,great love it


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Ladies :) It certainly puts a new perspective on things :)


Rick Grossman 5 years ago

Funny stuff especially the photos


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Yeah couldn't really do the story without the photos. Thanks for commenting :)


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Ibolya Lőrincz 5 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

I don't think this 'black' story is true. The photos could have been made by a computer - it is not impossible nowadays. And they do not resemble of Queen Elisabeth II. at all. But what is true is that one of her great-great-grandmothers was a Hungarian countess from Transsilvania: Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde. If you want more information, look it up in Wikipedia under her name.

This fact have been proven by Prince Charles visiting the graveyard of his ancestor several times in Transsylvania.

And one more thing: Hungarians are not black. That is for sure.

Regards,

Ibolya from Hungary


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Interesting information Ibolya, thanks :)


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amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

This is awesome! I needed a good laugh! Voted up and funny!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


B. leeder 5 years ago

Read about Black Queen Charlotte under Google, make sure you type in black. The last picture of the Queen is over done, no amount of makeup could cover her skin that is that dark. She definitely has black family roots.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Queen Charlotte is mentioned here. She was the current Queen's great great great grandmother.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Somehow, someway they are related. So many white slave owners had affairs with black women.Other countries are not excluded No one knows who's done what...when.. and why...


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

This is so true, Mrs J.B. :)


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philipandrews188 5 years ago

Very interesting Hub.


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Marie McKeown 5 years ago from Ireland

We are very amused! I think its time the monarchy embraced its diversity....


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Who knows maybe we are all related to the royals too... Its funny when they say Kate is a commoner yet they traced her blood line all the way back to were they discovered that Will and Kate were related... Hmmmm.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Did they? I must have missed that, but yes I think most of the indigenous population of the UK are related to each other in one way or another. I know my own family history takes my blood line right back to Somerled. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerled


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

WOW. I would love to read a hub about your family history. Stories like that always fascinate me. Anyway check out some of the royal websites and you will find the story. The connection is way down the line but it shows that they are related along with the all the other royals that have married.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Fascinating stuff, and I will do. As for the hub, well that would be difficult without giving not only my name but family's name, and as this hub is possibly Treasonous, that wouldn't be a good idea! lol


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

LOL.... PERFECT... Iz just change the names..... the area, time frames etc.... write it as a fiction!!!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Nah that wouldn't work because all the names would have to be fiction for the last couple of generations (to protect the guilty obviously), and then no one would be able to follow it. Might write something about Somerled himself. We'll see.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Nice. I would love it. Who by the way is Somerled to you? My ancestor is George Armstrong Custer. Which is nothing to brag about!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

He's to far removed for me to say. He came from the 12th century remember, but my mother has had a full family tree made up that goes right back to him. I suppose he might be a grandfather way back.Custer, eh? The Wild west and all the movies made around him from years ago.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Iz: Dive in and create a hub about your ancestors that were daring, crazy, evil, fiesty etc.. Hell mine were all from England and I dare say they were booted out! Custer well... Hey as they say you can never pick your family! LOL...............


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

LOL, yeah sounds like a good idea - a bit of creative writing!


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Absolutely... Creative Writing is fun.. You know I cannot self promote!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Well Mrs J.B, you know how everything I have ever written has been carefully researched truth... :)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Absolutely!!! I like your style and would love to read about some of your blood line..... You have a knack for keeping your readers wanting more. I say let loose and go for it!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I'm reading this with some random singles chart number from last year blasting my ear drums. When my thoughts return I may have something sensible to say. Thanks for liking my style:) I can't actually change that at my age in life, I don't think. Sometimes I have brilliant random thoughts, without music in the background. Sometimes.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

HAHA... Brilliant. Okay I am waiting to see what you come up with next. You know that we will go back and forth... Iz you are so cool...


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Well, I have a strange idea for a new hub...watch this space...actually you can watch this space until the cows come home and it won't appear, because starting a new hub creates a new space in cyberspace. Let's put QE2 to rest :) Izzy is moving sideways again!


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BRIAN SLATER 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Oh Izzy, have you been on the Spanish Talisker again!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I've no idea what that is! Is it rude? LOL


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BRIAN SLATER 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Talisker single malt made on the Isle of skye. Lovely whisky but makes me have have hallucinations, black seems white and visa versa, thought you might have been sneaking a wee dram of the Spanish version. lol


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Yuk! I can't stand whisky! Actually, here's a strange thing, the Spanish love whisky, especially J&B and Ballantines. Now we know where the exports go! Wait a minute...are you saying the Queen isn't black??


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Izzy, I just came over to be nosy as I haven't visited in quite a while and what did I find? causing havoc again are we? lol well, you disappointed me, I thought the queen was Chinese! got that wrong it seems! lol this was hilarious, love the photos, but mock you I won't, because you never know.......! hee hee


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

All I will admit to is that I did not photo-shop those photos of Her Majesty. In fact, I well remember the reports in the British Press of this, but it seems everyone else has forgotten! Thanks for the visit :)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Iz: As your lawyer you are NOT guilty!!!This is a great hub that has sparked many people... Hey Nell I thought she was Greek!!! Iz you are the best!!!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

LOL Thanks Mrs JB - this was a fun hub to do :)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

You certainly got everyone's attention. Now let's see who else you can make "one" small comment about and generate a massive ouytcry from the public..LOL.. I will be the first one to respond. LOL


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thinking cap is on, but not come up with anything yet!


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Well lets start with say the President of the USA or Osama Bin Laden( OH that is a good one ) Like why after all these years would they kill him then throw his body in the sea??? Arnold Schwartz.. whatever... having a love child also called Patrick.. Hmmm maybe because Maria Shriver is a bitch? I have your back 100% and I will be the first to respond... Who else??? Maybe Queen Liz the 1st... Or Bloody Crabby Ass Mary..... Just a few ideas!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for all those ideas which of course I can't use now because they are mentioned here...but I'll think of something :)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

OH well that sucks.... Damn!!! LOL


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noenhulk 5 years ago

Come on, contact lenses are not available during that time. ok? Oh, this is a non-fiction story. A great hub not to believe...


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

You don't believe it???


23eijfls 5 years ago

stupid


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

For a complete fantasy, that is quite entertaining.

Thanks for the laughs


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Are you SURE it's fantasy??


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

If she was wearing white makeup, dont you think that at some period she would get streaked? After all she is a very public person, and I'm sure must have been caught out in the rain at some stage.

Besides if Her Majesty is black, how is it that none of her children or grandchildren show any signs of it also.

Perhaps they all wear "white makeup" as well?

Pull the other one. It,s got bells on it.


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lbidd54 5 years ago from The beautiful Jersey Shore

Very interesting hub, izzy. You never know who's swimming naked until the tide goes out.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

LOL, that's one way to put it :)


nikashi_designs 5 years ago

Bloody brilliant...Very entertaining and informative hub. Your style is wonderful. Will take your story with a grain of sand and continue to probe for more answers. The thing about the net, if you search for something, you will find exactly what you are looking for. Thanks Izzy


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platinumOwl4 5 years ago

Have you ever read about a person who was legally over the legal limit for alcohol? If you had then you would know how much I love this article. The person always believe he or she is sober. So, when a person or group is intoxicate with misinformation it hard to admit the truth even when its glaring.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

LOL, this is just a fun hub and I'm so glad you guys appreciate it :)


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someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

I understand that she is the head of a group or oligarchy that calls itself the "Black Nobility"


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

There you go then! Now you know why :)


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someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

The Queen of England and the Black Nobility

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFnljjaMwlE


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Interesting - but they didn't actually mention the Black Queen in that video, it was all about the New World Order and Israel with a bit about the Bilderbergers thrown in. I can't go through the whole series because I don't currently have enough bandwidth, but thanks anyway.


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Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

Hi IzzyM. For some reason I'm reminded of an old saying by Mark Twain, "Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead."


sns.shiva 5 years ago

@ Izzy: May be it was never the black queen with all that make up... It might have been some other white who imposted herself as the queen when there was a requirement for a public exposure... 'coz this wud hav been much easier back in 1930 rather than the extra ordinary make-up... :)))) who knows??


Norm 5 years ago

Please don't use the word 'fact' when writing this kind of rubbish, and try writing something funny without denigrating people.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Who has been denigrated? I don't denigrate anyone.


Norm 5 years ago

"British Royal Family Shocker - Queen Elizabeth II is Black"

Just the headline alone defames the Queen and her family, and denigrates all black people. I disagree with you. The story is not in very good taste.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Respectfully, sir, no it doesn't. If you think talking about skin color, or a perceived hidden skin color is "denigrating", then YOU are the one with the problem, as you are showing YOUR prejudice. The Queen, the Pope, the President of the USA - does it matter what color they are? It certainly doesn't make any difference at all to me. I would also respectfully suggest you go back and read the first line of the paragraph immediately below the picture entitled "Queen Elizabeth II", and note the date of when the British newspapers carried this story - as they did indeed.


Norm 5 years ago

Sorry Izzy, I don't agree. Don't want to get into a slanging match with you. Respectfully, I don't think you have a problem, just bad taste. Oh, and secret orders... now that is funny.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I'm glad we have agreed to disagree, and that you saw a little bit of the humor in the above piece, which is intended to be light-hearted and inoffensive.


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Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

Now here's another burning question: Does QE II write for The Onion under a nom de plume?


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Quite possibly! What a great idea :)


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Queen ..lol


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Jennie Demario 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

I thought I must still be super hung over when I saw the headline and pic ha ha. Enjoyed your hub IzzyM, very entertaining. Keep up the good work.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Jennie and htodd :)


Nan Mynatt 5 years ago

I don't think that the pictures are of Queen Elizabeth, especially the one with kinky hair. You can change anyone with the modern day computers and cameras. This is very cruel to say the least. We have in the US an author or authors who claim we had other presidents who had black roots. I did an article on them. I think that who ever took the pictures should have their names released. I've seen novice computer people put people in pictures when they weren't ever there?


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Nan, I don't know about the second picture of Black Queen Elizabeth, which I don't even think looks like her, but the first picture at the very top of the hub was made by the British Press many years ago, probably in the very early days of computer graphics and Photoshop. I clearly remember seeing that photo shown in several of the top daily newspapers. Of course the story was only ever carried for one day. That day was the 1st of April, and the public loved it :)


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Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

I have one small quibble. The hub needs a disclaimer: Do not read if you've ever had a humorectomy.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Larry, you are right. I thought people would see immediately the humor, but it seems to have flown over a lot of people's heads!! Maybe if I always wrote this type of hub it may have settled better, but I do usually write serious stuff and so I suppose people read it and think it a serious hub. Which it is, of course ;)


Lilibet 5 years ago

This is a gem! It made my day! lol


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Glad you liked it - love your name by the way!


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

This is a great hub,very interesting and comic! Why hide the black skin? Afterall,isn't black so beautiful? Its all in the perception!

cool hub! Voted up!


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks sonia :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Just a view with perspective. No opinion, really. I am not "in on" royal secrets or personal facts.

But being only 6 and 2 years younger than the two British "Little Princesses", I grew up seeing their happy little faces and cute beings romping around on the palace grounds in the very unedited black and white RKO-Pathe News shown at every movie in the 1930s. They were big news quite frequently and I must say it would have taken a LOT of white-wash to have a black Elizabeth look like the little cameo-skinned tyke shown in a variety of physical positions.

I suppose it could have been a double. I wouldn't have known the difference. But every one of her life-long highlights has been plastered all over the periodicals and such news media as existed when they took place, ever since. Flawlessly WASP-looking child and woman in all cases, though perhaps fewer "candid" shots once she became the Queen. But then, not too many queens are ever photographed in awkward views.

Oh well. What difference does it really make? What she's done stands and what she hasn't done stands. I don't care for misrepresentation either - but the Hubs are full of it. If there was a royal coverup, it was due to people's prejudices - and of course - political policies of white supremacy. Throughout history those in power protect whatever basis they have for it, don't they?

I think I'll just focus on the humor of it. If this is the worst world-calamity we have to worry about, we're "home free"! As among the funniest, it is home free, as well.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

I get the impression (correct me if I am wrong) that you started off replying with indignance! This cannot be true, kinda thing, but you maybe came to realise that the tone of this article is written as if it is real, but with a subtle undertone which I'm glad you picked up on. Some folk don't. I really don't want to end up in the tower!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I didn't feel indignant. Questioning, perhaps. Definitely not holding to any position whether it could or couldn't be true. I have no idea, though the black proposition is new to me. That the article has a humorous, subtle undertone is obvious, but that may or may not reflect the truth about the subject of it, right? There is no claim for or against it in your fascinating hub. ;->


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Oh good :) Glad you enjoyed it :)


byronmaedotcom 5 years ago

god is a women


A Royalist 5 years ago

I stumbled on this and as a black woman I enjoyed reading it and laughed out loud at some of the comments. The one about the queen being Chinese, made me laugh in louder and i was enjoying reading all te comments until i came to Norm's comment about the queen being DENEGRATED because she was referred to as black and that other black people felt denegrated!!! I got so angry that i had to write in. What makes Norm think that because the article says the queen in black means she has been denegrated!! What a racist comment and I agree with Izzy - norm that was uncalled for!!! to suggest that the queen was denegrated means that you see all black people as beneath you....how dare you. We were all made in God's image and I am HIGHLY offended that you would regard the comment as the queen being black as denegrating her!! For your information I am an African of Royal descent and heaven alone knows what secrets all families hold. no one knows what secrets lie in the history of our Royal family here in Britain. We do know that there are relatives of the royal family who live in the UK leading normal lives as commonners - I should know - a company I used to work for helped care for one of just those distant relatives. You - Norm - do not know all your ancestors dating back to the time of Adam, so do not sit there and ruin what was an enjoyable read and enjoyable responses with your prejudice. PLEASE do not also (in trying to sound PC) say black people will see this as denegrating. I am black and I certainly did not see the article as denegrating!!! you are just a pompous racist who does probably have a black relative down in your history. Bottom line, we are all related anyway, because if you believe that we were all made in the image of god, then God cannot be the old white man with a white beard we see in pictures - he is an image of all of us. A great creator who created in variety. That is no leaf, or flower is the same (even from the same plant) - each is unique, and all beautiful. I guess you may get a shock when you get to heaven Norm and see God sitting on his throne and see what colour (s) He is and then what an interesting conversation you will have to have with him to explain why referring to the queen as black makes that a denegrating comment. i was enjoying all of this - tongue in cheek of course - as the queen is obviously white - but along came a racist to put a damper on things. Any way having said that - it will not surprise me if there was a black person in the royal family...this is not the first time stories like this keep coming up...the last time ...it was the queen mother who was black or had black in her. Anyway I have said my piece - i will now go back to reading (hopefully), more of the light hearted responses I was reading before Norm's depressing response came along. I am sure even if the royal family were to read this they too would have enjoyed reading many of the light hearted comments that have been posted here....no one likes a racist Norm and if you do not see yourself as one....then you really do have a problem. I do not know you but when you use comments like denegrating (in other words degrading), when referring to people being black - that tells me the opinion you must have of your fellow black colleagues/friends (if you have any)/co-workers/neighbours etc


The Royalist 5 years ago

Sorry – I need to clarify a comment I made in my afore mentioned Post a few minutes ago: When I mentioned that a Company I used to work for cared (and still cares for), a dear old distant relative of HRH her majesty the queen – I would not want this to have been miss-read or misunderstood – The lovely gentleman is white not black.

However the point I was making, was that we all have distant relatives and ancestors – of whom we know not of their walks of like or elk. It would not surprise me in the least if our British royal family have black relatives / ancestors that they know or do not know of.

After all just 20 years ago a member of the royal family married an African lady – which was all over the press here in England. It was no big deal – it probably would have been to Norm who sees a suggestion of the queen being black as derogatory!

Does that mean in a 100 years’ time someone suggests that a member of the Royal family married a black (Nigerian) lady, the Norms will come out and say it’s derogatory?!!! All Norm needs to do – now is go on the internet and search for recent mixed marriages in the royal family that we know of here in England. If it exists now…is it impossible for it to have existed centuries ago?!!!

It is sad that in 2011…things like this are still such a big deal to people like Norm?

My late adoptive father was white and he loved me (without seeing any colour) and loved Her Majesty. He would turn in his grave that a light hearted article about her majesty having my colour was denigrating!! He would be deeply saddened by Norm’s comments.

I loved my adoptive father as well (without seeing any colour). After all, he was the only father I knew - since I do not remember my biological father who was sadly was murdered when I was a toddler, by people, who wanted his wealth – which they made off with.

Izzy – keep up the good work – it’s entertaining – it is tongue in cheek. I am sure (unlike Norm) when the queen read this and all the hilarious comments; she would have smiled and taken this in her stride.

I love her majesty white or black - I do hope I meet her one day

That’s it…I’m done with my venting?


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for your comments and I'm sure many reading here will agree with you wholeheartedly. It's a pity the racist thing came into this hub at all, because it certainly wasn't intended, as you pointed out. Never mind the Norms of this world, they are in a minority :)


The Royalist 5 years ago

Thanks Izzy - I look forward to reading more of your articles. Have a lovely evening:)


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jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

A very entertaining and enjoyable hub. Maybe she will consider posing for a commemorative stamp!! A great read - thank you.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Maybe she could like my hub to her official site - now that would be something!! LOL, thanks for commenting :)


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noenhulk 5 years ago

@IzzyM Come on. This hub is really great not to believe the ingeniousity of the author, that's YOU! It was really entertaining, and I came back to read once again.


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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Aw thanks noenhulk! What can I say?


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

I love the sense of fun in this hub it was a nice way to end my day thanks Izzy :D


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Maggs! I just hope Her Majesty has a sense of humour!


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

She will never find us if she doesn't Izzy lol...


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

I'm going back to the UK soon. When the police knock on the door, I'll just say it wasn't me! lol


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

What for good?


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

I'll still have my house here, but my elderly parents need a little helping hand now, so I'm going back to care for them.


ZChoc 4 years ago

wow i never new that! and no one else does. exept you guys


Keroppi79 3 years ago

Hello Izzy. Please forgive the source where I found this image, but it was the only place I could find it. http://whoyoucallingaskeptic.wordpress.com/2009/03... Unless this image has been tampered with, the queen's neck is noticeably brown. Just a little food for thought for skeptics.


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IzzyM 3 years ago from UK Author

Ooops! Someone probably got fired over that photo! Thanks for finding it :)


Keroppi79 3 years ago

No problem, also notice her eye color.


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IzzyM 3 years ago from UK Author

Of course, David icke was going through his crazy phase at the time (I think he's OK now).


Davidwork 3 years ago

I haven't been to Hub Pages for some time, and while browsing, I came across this piece.

The current Queen isn't black, that is silly, but she DOES have distant Black African and Jewish ancestry, that is a fact.

The English, German and old Russian Royal Families were all interrelated by marriage. Aleksandr Pushkin, the great Russian novelist, was of Ethiopian descent. His great grandfather was an Ethiopian named Gannibal, who worked at the Court of Peter the Great. That's well known; you can find lots of references to it on the web.

One of Pushkin's daughters married into the Russian Royal family and several members of the English Aristocracy, including Lord Mountbatten and Prince Phillip, are descendants of her, and consequently of Pushkin and Gannibal.

The Royal Family's Jewish ancestry comes from a powerful 18th century banking family who converted to Christianity before marrying into the then Royals.

This didn't surprise me when I found out about it ten years ago. Even before I learned of the Royal Family's African and Jewish ancestors, I had been interested in human evolution and development for many years, and I had learned more than 25 years ago that there is really no such thing as a 'pure' race. Humans spread from their place of origin in Africa two million odd years ago to gradually occupy the entire Earth over the course of hundreds of thousands of years by a process of nomadic wandering. The first nation states, with their artificial borders and boundaries, only began to appear 5,000 years ago, at the beginning of recorded history. Within recorded history, humans have constantly been on the move, as invaders, immigrants, settlers, slaves, lone adventurers, etc, and of course, humans are sexually attracted to each other; on many, many occasions in history, sexual attraction, and love, have defied all kinds of racial and social barriers, so there are very few of us in the modern world that will not have some kind of mixed ancestry to a greater or lesser degree, whether we know about it or want to accept it.

My main disappointment is that the Royal Family themselves have never said enough about this. They will know about it very well. I am not a Royalist, I believe in egalitarianism, nevertheless we have a Royal Family for the foreseeable future, and their open acknowledgement of this part of their family history might have helped to foster slightly better community relations.

Here's a link to one of a number of articles on the web about the Royal Family's true African and Jewish ancestry:

http://www.the-latest.com/african-ancestry-of-the-...


callis_sandie@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Davidwork,

In your post you stated the queen as distant black ancestry so this is a factual fact that makes her of black linguage. The black dna came from some from where. What are you talking about? The Queen of England is black. Why do white folks take another route in viewing from whence they came? From her descendents, she has a % of black blood running through her veins. Why do you white folks still don't acknowlege this fact. What are you afraid of?


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someonewhoknows 3 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

The same thinking should apply to Obama as well don't you think?


summerwinter 3 years ago

She is known for wearing white/chalk heavy makeup -Yes, she is Black Judah! - There is a Bible verse : The scepter will Not depart from Judah until Shiloh (Lord's Peace) comes. - The House of Stewart were also Black - King James I - VI!! - So was King Charles of France - In fact, Blacks rules most royal houses from about 500ad until 12 ad.- HenryVIII may also have been black.


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someonewhoknows 3 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Someone I know who happens to be black has made an obviously intended offhand comment and made sure I knew he said it by saying it twice as he was leaving his place of business for a short while on an errand and was making this comment to one of his employees just before he left. " I'll be right black". Knowing his wry sense of humor I immediately said in response to his comment as I was leaving myself at the very same time to the very same employee "I'll be white back" and it sounded like the character in a bugs bunny cartoon.You know - the white hunter going hunting for wabbits.I can't seem to remember his name.Anyway that caught him off guard as he immediately asked me what I had said and I repeated it again and he laughed and I smiled as we both looked at each other in mock surprise at what each of us had said in turn.There were no bad feelings between us about the matter as were good friends and tolerant of any racially energized conversation that we knew full well is intended in good fun as friends sometimes kid with each other for no reason other than to poke fun at each other like good friends family members sometimes do.

Sometimes I wonder though if he was testing me to see what I would say in response to such a statement. I'm reasonably certain he didn't expect my come back in response to his obviously joking commentary .At least that's the impression he left me with as he wasn't upset by my come back and I knew he was proud to be a member of the black race.

I on the other hand am not so proud to be from a white race although I could have mixed racial heritage and not know it.Even many so called black people are mixed racially and may or may not be aware of it.

They just identify with a particular race due to stereotypical viewpoints that society has imbued them with.


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noenhulk 3 years ago

Don't everybody think the Royal Family need to broadcast their origin and lineage? What important is how they rule.


summerwinter 3 years ago

Concerning Hungarians : - Ancient/original Hungarians/Huns were Black.


SHAKA 2 years ago

i thought she was a reptile???


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

Really? I can´t believe it. Thanks for sharing the hub. Very interesting. Have a lovely day!


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Interesting! Bizarre and quite intriguing! You got me reading all the way! Great attention grabber! Ahhm....what else?

You've done a good job!


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torrilynn 2 years ago

This is a very unique story indeed. Up and interesting.


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Hezekiah 2 years ago from Japan

Nuff respected. Queens Jamaican English.


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

This was quite interesting to read. I didn't know she was black. I'll be sharing this with my kids.


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Rae Saylor 2 years ago from Australia

Interesting article, pal. Thanks for writing it! :)


alex 2 years ago

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!!!!!


Crystal Lewis 2 years ago

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


Lilibett 2 years ago

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...


Guest 2 years ago

She's Jewish.


pro 2 years ago

Is this true then !!!


cdsf 2 years ago

Awesome


Nice story 2 years ago

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.


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

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.


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

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.


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Her Majesty opened the 2014 Commonwealth games to a rousing approval from Her subjects and visitors to the games alike.


Lantokey 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

Greetings my little Darklings.

Her Majesty the Queen has ruled over us for more than 60 years and during that reign Queen Elizabeth II has achieved for more milestones than we realise. As her loyal subjects we offer the Queen the greatest of respect. As school children we said the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty and further swore that oath on enlistment in Her armed forces.


Lantokey 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

Greetings my little Darklings!

I shudder to think of Her most gracious Majesty having any involvement with the Black Nobility whatsoever. Our Queen has a supernumary role as the 'Defender of the Faith'. The title of 'Black Queen' was held by a Princessa Elvina who passed away some years ago

Think about it!

the gadfly


Lantokey 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

Greetings my little Darklings!

Once again the sensationalism of the Jacintha Saldanha media exposee has been raised again. It is highly regretable if not insulting to be referred to as the 'hoax nurse', after all the Lady had a qualification in the medical profession. There may still be some answers awaiting us.

Repose in peace. Jacintha.


Jj17 21 months ago

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.


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limpet 21 months ago from London England

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.


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Phyllis Doyle 21 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

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.


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Carol Houle 21 months ago from Montreal

Goes to show, if you write like you believe, they'll believe. I've always believed that.


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Floris Wood 21 months ago from Toledo, Ohio

Who cares?


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nathalia27 21 months ago

I see nothing wrong in being black.


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limpet 20 months ago from London England

ELIZABETH REIGNS


Lantokey 19 months ago from Olde London Towne

Our Sovereign Lady

Her most gracious Majesty, Elizabeth the second.

By grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and of her realms and territories beyond the seas. Queen, Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith, Commander in Chief, Patron of the arts.

Elizabeth o gracious Queen

Who are so noble and serene

Garbed in pure white velvet gown

Purple robe and state crown

I did but see her passing by

Her loyal subject till i die

Even when i'm in my grave

I still remain a humble knave.


Cilean Stirling 18 months ago

Um?? The Royal family has stated they have African blood so this is neither a shocker or even note worthy!


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limpet 13 months ago from London England

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!


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limpet 12 months ago from London England

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.


Lantokey 12 months ago from Olde London Towne

Sixty three years and 216 days to be exact !

GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS QUEEN.


curious 11 months ago

who is cardional medechhi who went to ethopia


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limpet 9 months ago from London England

Another mile stone in her glorious reign. Next year Her Majesty turns a gracious 90.


Annette Wilkinson 8 months ago

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.

Thank you.


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limpet 8 months ago from London England

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.


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limpet 8 months ago from London England

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.


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Chuck Bluestein 8 months ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

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!


ANON 6 months ago

SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK.....

LOOKS LIKE A DEVIL WITH THE MAKE UP.......


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jonnycomelately 6 months ago from Tasmania

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?


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MizBejabbers 5 months ago from Arkansas

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.


Lantokey 3 months ago from Olde London Towne

Greetings my little Darklings

Existing in the 'temporal realm' here it just happens to be fact that we are ruled by the Queen. Her Majesty is not an absolute Monarch as was her name sake Queen Elizabeth I, but rather a constitutional Monarch reigning under a codified (although unwritten) constitution. The Royal House of Windsor now on the throne a century or more, but the line of ascent dates back almost two millenniam.

sweet dreams


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jonnycomelately 3 months ago from Tasmania

Very true.

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.


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Michael-Milec 3 months ago

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.


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limpet 2 weeks ago from London England

As loyal subjects of Her Majesty the Queen we regard the Queen as our Sovereign Lady whom we treat with respect.


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jonnycomelately 11 days ago from Tasmania

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.

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