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British Royal Family Shocker - Queen Elizabeth II is Black

Updated on November 17, 2013
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 to 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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      Gadfly 7 weeks ago from Olde London Towne

      I pledge my utmost loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen, long may she reign over us.

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      Guided Abundance 2 months ago from Mobile, AL

      I don't think the queen needs dark skin to be black. My skin is whiter than most white people and both my parents and their parents are black. In fact there is only one white person several generations back that is white. A slave owner and once Senator. I won't name him because he was a horrible person. He's the reason the genes have come this far and I have white skin and some of my family do not. He mated with one of his slaves and the rest is much more interesting history.

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      Gadfly 4 months ago from Olde London Towne

      I have lived my entire life span under Her rule.

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      amelia 4 months ago

      thats not true because those were not even her parents so like... wow " great author"

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 5 months ago from London England

      Error; for 'hitory' read history.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 5 months ago from London England

      Elizabeth the second, now the longest reigning Monarch in hitory. I as one of Her Majesty's subject have lived my whole lifetime under her rule.

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      Jane 5 months ago

      This is very bizzare.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 5 months ago from London England

      ELIZABETH REIGNS

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 6 months ago from London England

      Her most gracious Majesty, our Queen has celebrated her 91st birthday.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 8 months ago from London England

      Her most Gracious Majesty Elizabeth II has achieved yet another milestone as our Queen having celebrated her 65 year reign with her Sapphire Jubilee. Warm congratulations to Her Majesty on this occasion.

      A palace spokeswomen revealed the Queen was in good spirits on the actual day of the event.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 11 months ago from London England

      Elizabeth our Noble Queen

      who is so gracious and serene

      garbed in pure white velvet gown

      purple sash and state crown

      i have seen Her passing by

      Her loyal subject till i die

      even when i'm in my grave

      i still remain a humble knave

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      Alan 13 months 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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      Ian Stuart Robertson 13 months 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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      Michael-Milec 16 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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      Alan 16 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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      Gadfly 16 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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      MizBejabbers 18 months ago

      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.

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      Alan 19 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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      ANON 19 months ago

      SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK.....

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

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      Chuck Bluestein 21 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!

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 21 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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      Ian Stuart Robertson 21 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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      Annette Wilkinson 21 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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      Ian Stuart Robertson 22 months ago from London England

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

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      curious 2 years ago

      who is cardional medechhi who went to ethopia

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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Sixty three years and 216 days to be exact !

      GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS QUEEN.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years 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.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years 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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      Cilean Stirling 2 years 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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      Gadfly 2 years 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.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      ELIZABETH REIGNS

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      Nancy 2 years ago

      I see nothing wrong in being black.

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      Floris Wood 2 years ago from Toledo, Ohio

      Who cares?

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      Carol Houle 2 years ago from Montreal

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

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years 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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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years 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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      Jj17 2 years 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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      Gadfly 3 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.

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      Gadfly 3 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

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      Gadfly 3 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.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 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.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 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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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 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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      Nice story 3 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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      cdsf 3 years ago

      Awesome

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      pro 3 years ago

      Is this true then !!!

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      Guest 3 years ago

      She's Jewish.

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      Lilibett 3 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...

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      Crystal Lewis 3 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

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      alex 3 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!!!!!

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      Rae Saylor 3 years ago from Australia

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

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      Janis 3 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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      Hezekiah 3 years ago from Japan

      Nuff respected. Queens Jamaican English.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

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

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      CrisSp 3 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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      Thelma Alberts 3 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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      SHAKA 3 years ago

      i thought she was a reptile???

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      summerwinter 4 years ago

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

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      noenhulk 4 years ago

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

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      someonewhoknows 4 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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      summerwinter 4 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 4 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

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

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      callis_sandie@yahoo.com 4 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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      Davidwork 4 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-...

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      IzzyM 4 years ago from UK

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

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      Keroppi79 4 years ago

      No problem, also notice her eye color.

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      IzzyM 4 years ago from UK

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

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      Keroppi79 4 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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      ZChoc 5 years ago

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

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      IzzyM 5 years ago from UK

      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.

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      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      What for good?

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      IzzyM 5 years ago from UK

      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 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

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

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      IzzyM 5 years ago from UK

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

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      maggs224 5 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 6 years ago from UK

      Aw thanks noenhulk! What can I say?

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      noenhulk 6 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 6 years ago from UK

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

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      jacqui2011 6 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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      The Royalist 6 years ago

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

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      IzzyM 6 years ago from UK

      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 :)

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      The Royalist 6 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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      A Royalist 6 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

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      byronmaedotcom 6 years ago

      god is a women

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      IzzyM 6 years ago from UK

      Oh good :) Glad you enjoyed it :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 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 6 years ago from UK

      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 Hay 6 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 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks sonia :)

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      sonia05 6 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 6 years ago from UK

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

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      Lilibet 6 years ago

      This is a gem! It made my day! lol

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      IzzyM 6 years ago from UK

      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 ;)

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      Larry Fields 6 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 6 years ago from UK

      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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      Nan Mynatt 6 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 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks Jennie and htodd :)

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      Venture Boyz 6 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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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Queen ..lol

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      IzzyM 6 years ago from UK

      Quite possibly! What a great idea :)