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Elizabeth II (full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) was the reigning queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries during the 1990s. She was still queen as of 2016 and became the longest serving monarch of Britain in September 2015.[1]


Corgi incident

In September 1991, one of the Queen's corgis was transformed into a hamster by an unknown witch or wizard, prompting the Improper Use of Magic Office to launch an investigation and question several suspects.[2] The motive behind this attack was unknown at the time,[2] and it is not known if the culprit was ever found.

Muggle authorities, on the other hand, concluded that the Queen's corgi had been stolen and replaced with a hamster as a "cruel" prank.[2] They launched a "full scale" search to attempt to locate the dog.[2]

The incident was reported in the 6 September 1991 issue of the Daily Prophet.[2]

Depictions and references


The Queen's royal cypher on a streetlamp

The Queen's likeness was featured on the obverse face of British banknotes.[3] A £50 note was among several objects left on a table at the Siren's Rest pub in Wales.[4]

The Queen's royal cypher appeared on streetlamps along the Victoria Embankment in London.[5]

Behind the scenes


The name "Elizabeth" comes from Ελισαβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע (Elisheva) meaning "my God is an oath" or perhaps "my God is abundance".


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