Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has a “dry sense of humour”

Ladies Day at Royal AscotQueen Elizabeth has been described as having a “dry sense of humour” and as “mischievous” in a new book penned by former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond.


The British monarch is “mischievous” and funny behind closed doors, contradicting her composed demeanor in public, according to former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond.


The journalist – who had intimate access to the royal family between 1989 and 2001 as part of her job – made the revelation in a new book about the queen, ‘Elizabeth: A Celebration In Photographs of The Queen’s Life And Reign’.


She wrote: “The queen is not out-going by nature but she has learned to ‘work the crowds’ and, although she has never quite rivalled her mother’s effortless charm with onlookers and fans, she is a consummate professional. She also has a keen eye for the ridiculous, a dry sense of humour and in the privacy of her immediate circle she’s a dab hand as a mimic.


“When you meet her for the first time you may be struck, as I was, by her wide smile and the occasional mischievous glint in her eyes when something amuses her.”


However, Jennie, 62, warns that the monarch is a stickler for tradition and custom and does not appreciate people treating her with a “familiarity”.


She writes: “Beware, though, of over-stepping the mark: a touch too much familiarity and you will find yourself frozen out. For she is, first and foremost, the guardian of a position that she regards as sacrosanct: in an increasingly cynical world, the queen is potently aware that she is on the front line of defending the institution of monarchy.”

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