We recently discovered that the Queen uses gin to clean her diamonds but now a royal author has revealed another insider secret: the particular words Her Majesty apparently uses to hint that she doesn't agree with someone.
Karen Dolby – author of a number of royal books including the The Wicked Wit Of... series featuring the Queen, Prince Margaret and Prince Philip – explained that the Queen will opt for words such as "thrilling", "fascinating" and "oh really," partnered with a tonal change in her voice, to indicate how she truly feels.
While Her Majesty won't verbally express disapproval when someone is talking to her, these small hints are apparently enough to let anyone know what she thinks.
"I think that she tends to avoid confrontation and she probably maintains a polite dignity whatever. I heard that she won't necessarily openly disagree with someone," Karen says, speaking to Fabulous Magazine.
"But [the Queen] has a very specific way of saying "oh really" or "fascinating" or "thrilling" and it’s all in the tone and intonation and the pause between saying it and the look she gives as to whether she actually agrees with you or not."
While the Queen can't act like the rest of us when it comes to expressing her opinions, we recently found out that at least one part of her daily routine is relatively 'normal' – her breakfast.
Royal biographer, Katie Nicholl, says: "HRH typically starts [the day] with a simple cup of tea and biscuits, followed by a bowl of cereal, famously served from Tupperware." This is followed by "marmalade on white toast and a further cup of English Breakfast tea for breakfast."
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