London, September 18(ANI): The Queen got down to number five in the list of 50 special things that help to make Britain great, according to a poll.
Big Ben gets the top position as the No 1 all-time national icon. It is followed by the old-fashioned red telephone box, proving that however much phone chiefs have tried to replace it across the country, Britons still love its look.
“Many of the things listed are true British icons reflecting the natural flair the British public has for style and design,” the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson for Habitat which commissioned the poll as saying.
The Queen found herself relegated to fifth spot, behind Tower of London, according to the poll.
But she was ahead of Shakespeare who in turn beat Sir Winston Churchill, still clearly an inspirational figure for Britons.
The list also includes celebrities, institutions and fictional characters.
James Bond, Doctor Who and Harry Potter all apparently vie for our affections with Sir David Attenborough, Stonehenge and the Red Cross.
Prince William outdoes Prince Harry, appearing at 39th and 42nd respectively.
Just behind Harry, Britons voted the moreish Rich Tea biscuit as one of the special things that make Britain great. (ANI)