I am learning German at the moment and it is not especially easy, so anything that makes my 3 hour lessons slightly more palatable is always welcome.
In one lesson, I came across something that stuck with me. So, there we were doing a speaking exercise from our course book when one of the people we needed to identify was Queen Elizabeth the Second, Or to the less worldly wise, The Queen of England.
I was startled to hear that in Germany, The Queen of England, is referred to as “THE Queen”. Let me give that some context, in a country where she has no function, authority, or relevance and with many other Queens worldwide, she is not referred to as “A Queen”, or “Queen Elizabeth”, or “The Queen of England” but simply “THE Queen”
Kind of makes you proud to be English.