Our English friends have the ability to complicate things. Since this Thursday, we have been meeting across the channel for Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Marks the 70-year reign of Elizabeth II. Elizabeth II, crowned in 1952, is commonly referred to as the “Queen of England”, but she really is Queen of England (And other Commonwealth areas). What are the differences between the two?
UK, Means only one country, Stretching from Brighton in the south to Carlisle and Berwick-on-Tweed in the north, with London as its capital. England is part of the island of Great Britain. This includes ScotlandIn the north, Edinburgh is its capital and WalesTo the west, Cardiff is the capital.
The United Kingdom includes all three countries on the island of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, A country located north of the island of Ireland, as its name implies, with its capital Belfast. South, Ireland, Also known as the Republic of IrelandIts capital, Dublin, is ruled by an elected president and prime minister.
Many of the smaller islands around the British Isles are part of the United Kingdom. As well as some foreign territoriesSuch as Bermuda, the Falkland Islands or Gibraltar.
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