I’m ashamed to admit that I only dimly understood why Canadian money showed the British Queen.
This link goes to an excellent video that explains everything. Watch it and be informed! When you’re done with a brisk and amusing 5 minutes you’ll know why the United Kingdom is called what it is and what the heck England is and all that. I also developed a sudden craving for tea and biscuits.
Don’t be ashamed that you had no clue. Many of us (author included) are hampered by our American public school education. It behooves us to rectify the situation.
Also, it’s poor form to give the Queen an iPod. I’m just sayin’.