‘Great sense of humour!’ Queen’s witty personality laid bare by former aide

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According to many experts and those who have worked for her, the British monarch is extraordinarily funny. Richard Griffin, Her Majesty’s former aide, told The Times about a time American tourists did not realise they were speaking to the Queen during a visit to the Balmoral estate.

Failing to recognise the monarch, the tourists asked if she lived nearby.

She quipped back (albeit truthfully) that she lived in the area.

They then asked whether she had ever met the Queen.

Standing with a police detective, she cleverly retorted: “No, but he has, pointing to her aide.”

During another trip to the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016, Queen Elizabeth chatted to gardener Jekka McVicar.

The gardener said to the Queen that the lily of the valley, a white flower used frequently in bouquets, has been used as poison in the past.

According to Hello, the Queen was quick to make light of the situation with a little joke of her own.

She said: “I’ve been given two bunches this week.

“Perhaps they want me dead.”

Many people unfamiliar with the royal family might be unaware of the Queen’s wicked sense of humour, but Royal fans will know she always enjoys a good laugh.

According to historian Robert Lacey, the Queen’s dry sense of humor is “more subversive than you might expect.”

Prince William has also admitted to seeing the Queen’s personality come through when she meets people.

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“I’ve seen some very comical moments,” he said.

“I’ve seen people literally faint in front of her. It’s quite a startling moment as to what to do when you faint in front of the queen!

“There’s a lot of trembling knees and people can’t talk sometimes. It’s quite difficult talking to people when they can’t talk.”

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