The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, abbreviated UK or informal Britain is a sovereign state in Western Europe located between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The United Kingdom comprises a total of four regions: England, Scotland, Wales which together form Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the largest part of the island of Ireland forms the independent Republic of Ireland, Ireland does not belong to the United Kingdom. The capital of the United Kingdom is London, it is the largest city in the UK, and has grown into the largest financial center in Europe.
The monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has reigned the British Empire since 1952. Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In 2015 she surpassed Victoria to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history. in 2018, the government leaders of the Commonwealth of Nations announced that she will be succeeded by her oldest son Prince Charles as Head of the Commonwealth.
English playing cards - playing cards United Kingdom
Playing cards first appeared in Great Britain around the end of the 14th century. English playing cards consist of 52 cards with international faces and 2 regular indexes on the card. The suits that are used on playing cards from England are spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds. Canasta, Cribbage, Gin Rummy, Poker and Whist are a very populair British card games but the most popular card game in the UK is by far Bridge.
Cartamundi UK Ltd & Piatnik Playing Cards
Since 2003 is Cartamundi UK Ltd a subsidiary of the Cartamundi Group based in Turnhout, Belgium. Cartamundi is the worldwide leader in production playing cards, promotional cards, casino cards and collector card games. Playing cards manufacturer Piatnik based in Austria has a lot of themed playing cards from The Queen, London, the Titanic and many more real English playing cards.