20th century Edit
When Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953, it gathered a huge crowd, and families across Great Britain watched the event on their new televisions. The Wire attempted to take the energy from the millions of humans watching the coronation. However, the Tenth Doctor foiled the Wire's plans. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)
While his granddaughter Susan Campbell and great-grandson Alex Campbell were celebrating Christmas in the TARDIS with him and Lucie Miller, the Eighth Doctor wanted to watch the Queen's 1953 Christmas speech using the Time-Space Visualiser as 1953 was a "great year." (AUDIO: Relative Dimensions)
In 1977, students at Brendon Public School (as well as the rest of Great Britain), where Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart taught mathematics, celebrated the silver anniversary of Elizabeth II's Coronation. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)
Elizabeth II was concurrently the Queen of Australia, a situation with which not all Australians were satisfied. The Fourth and Fifth Doctor's companion Tegan Jovanka, who described herself as "downright Bolshie," favoured her country's transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic. (AUDIO: The Children of Seth)
21st century Edit
In 2001, Dr. Who, a fictional duplicate of the Doctor, tried several times to assassinate her, convinced she was the leader of an oppressive regime. During an appearance in Sheffield he succeeded, but the self-doubts of his accomplice Jason, coupled with his own essentially fictional nature, meant that the Queen survived. (PROSE: Head Games)
On Christmas Day of that year, the blood control powers of the Sycorax (operating out of a ship hovering over London) threatened to make Elizabeth II, as well as the rest of the British Royal Family jump off a roof and kill herself. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)
Due to the Sycorax and "Christmas Star" incidents occurring on consecutive Christmases in London, most of the city's residents fled during Christmas 2008. The Queen, however, staunchly decided to remain in Buckingham Palace. On Christmas Day, the alien replica of the Titanic almost crashed into Buckingham Palace; the Tenth Doctor contacted the Palace and uttered a pre-arranged code number that resulted in the immediate evacuation of the Queen and her staff. However, at the last moment he was able to pull the ship up above the palace. The Queen thanked the Doctor by name. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)
During her reign, she would make yearly televised speeches on Christmas. In 2009, the Woman interrupted the Queen's speech for Wilfred Mott, warning him of what was to come. Her speech immediately continued, no one else having seen the Woman take over. (TV: The End of Time)
According to one source, she died before Christmas 2010. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen) According to another source, Elizabeth II was still the Queen in 2015. She visited the army barracks and was photographed in front of a red-top in a pastel blue skirt suit. The story of her visit was reported on the front page of a newspaper viewed by Helena and Erimem. (PROSE: The Last Pharaoh)
According to some sources, the Queen was eventually succeeded by King Charles III. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon) The Seventh Doctor once suggested that the royal succession came to an end in the early 21st century. (PROSE: Birthright) In 2020, the British Army had a King's New Delta Squadron. (AUDIO: Black and White) In any event, the United Kingdom was described as having a king by 24 May 2027. (AUDIO: A Death in the Family)
Alternate timelines Edit
In an alternate timeline where the Common Men rose in place of the Beatles, the Fifth Doctor observed in shock as she danced the twist to the Common Men's "Oh, Won't You Please Love Me?" Entranced, she even threw her jewellery at them. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)
Other universes Edit
Minor references and mentions Edit
When the Tenth Doctor found that Edward VII had disappeared along with Balmoral Castle in 1902, he warned that the future of the royal family, along with the rest of history, was threatened. Saying that, along with the rest of his successors, there would be no Elizabeth II. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon)
Amy, Rory, and the Eleventh Doctor once attempted to have tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace but were not allowed entrance. The Doctor was upset because he'd brought doughnuts, stating that, "Her Majesty loves doughnuts." (PROSE: Magic of the Angels)
Behind the scenes Edit
Elizabeth II and Doctor Who Edit
Elizabeth II reportedly [says who?] enjoyed viewing classic Doctor Who and, when she met members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop commented on their connection with the series. The British press [who?] has reported that she has seen the revival.
Elizabeth II on Doctor Who Edit
Archival footage of the Queen's coronation appeared in The Idiot's Lantern.
Reportedly,[source needed] producer John Nathan-Turner attempted to get the Queen to appear as herself in Silver Nemesis, but was unsuccessful. An uncredited Mary Reynolds played Her Majesty instead. (DWM 244) Other records of the time, however, such as those released by the BBC Archives suggest the Queen was never approached, but rather her son, Prince Edward, was the one invited to appear, but declined.
The Writer's Tale Edit
According to The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies originally planned to end Voyage of the Damned with the Titanic actually destroying part of Buckingham Palace (though the Queen escapes). Rather than cheering the Doctor from the ground, Elizabeth (in keeping with her predecessors Victoria and Elizabeth I) would have been heard cursing the Doctor. This ending was scrapped as being too negative and special effects-intensive.
Torchwood website Edit
On the series 1 version of the Torchwood website, a case file outlined the fall of Torchwood One around 2007. It suggested after a massive loss in life and technology, that it was recommended to Her Majesty for "the immediate closure of Torchwood One, together with the formation of a steering committee to fully examine future options."
The Doctor: His Lives and Times Edit
According to The Doctor: His Lives and Times, Elizabeth II rescinded Queen Victoria's exile of the Doctor and Rose Tyler after she received a letter from Jack Harkness on 29 December 2008, detailing the Tenth Doctor's actions in saving Earth from the Titanic. She also commended Torchwood Three for its services.
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