June 2022: Historical Events — British Queen & King of Tennis

1. 70 years as a Monarch

Only four monarchs have reigned for more than 70 years. At the time of writing this article, Queen Elizabeth is third on the list of longest reigning monarchs and is likely to head to the number two spot soon.

Queen Elizabeth and chosen few from her family — Image Source — BBC
  1. Succession to the Crown Act (2013) which ended the system of male primogeniture.
  2. Royal Patron or president of more than 600 charities,
  3. Reformed the Monarchy’s finances. She voluntarily pays taxes from 1993 on her personal income just like any other taxpayer. The last British Monarch to pay income tax dates to the 1930s.

2. Nadal’s 14th Championship at Roland Garros

Nadal’s 14 titles at Roland Garros. Image Source: The Guardian
Tweet from Ivan Ljubicic (Roger Federer’s coach)
Number of times Top Male Tennis players have played at the 4 Grand Slam tournaments
Number of times Top Female Tennis players have played at the 4 Grand Slam tournaments
  • The Queen relinquishes her title and gives the young “73-year-old” son — Prince Charles a chance at a decent run.
  • Nadal retires and gives the next generation a fair chance to win Roland Garros and other titles.

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Manglu Balasubramanian

Manglu Balasubramanian

CDR/Open Banking Solution architect working with one of the large Australian banks. Skilled in general solution architecture and early adopter of technology