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Queen’s former bodyguard recounts her reaction when a tourist didn’t recognize her: ‘Lovely sense of humor’

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Queen Elizabeth II, who handed away at Balmoral Fort in Scotland on Thursday, is remembered by the British public as an unwavering, steadfast monarch who lead the dominion by means of turbulent instances over the previous 70 years.

However a narrative recounted by a former bodyguard revealed a humorous facet of the monarch that she hardly ever confirmed the general public.

Richard Griffin, often known as Dick, served because the queen’s royal safety officer. He recounted the story to Sky Information throughout Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee final June.

Griffin as soon as accompanied the queen when she was strolling in hills outdoors of Balmoral when two American vacationers on trip reportedly approached her.

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Queen Elizabeth II watches her horse ‘Fools Paradise’ compete within the ‘Small Driving Horse’ class on day 4 of the Royal Windsor Horse Present in Residence Park, Windsor Fort on July 4, 2021, in Windsor, England. 
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One hiker – not conscious of who he was chatting with – requested the queen the place she lived. She replied that she lived in London and stated she had a vacation residence close by, however didn’t specify that she was referring to Balmoral.

The hiker then requested her if she had ever met the queen.

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“I have never, however Dick right here meets her frequently,” Elizabeth reportedly stated. The hiker instantly turned his consideration to the bodyguard and requested him what the monarch was like in individual.

“I used to be along with her a very long time and I knew I may pull her leg,” Griffin stated. “I stated ‘oh, she may be very cantankerous at instances, however she’s bought a stunning humorousness.'”

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales laugh whilst watching the children's sack race as they attend the 2012 Braemar Highland Gathering.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales snicker while watching the youngsters’s sack race as they attend the 2012 Braemar Highland Gathering.
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Overjoyed, the hiker unwittingly requested the queen if she may take his image with Griffin. 

“Earlier than I may see what was occurring, he will get his digicam and provides it to the queen and says ‘can you’re taking an image of us?'” Griffin recounted.

Elizabeth took an image of the 2 earlier than Griffin took the digicam and photographed the queen with the unknowing vacationers.

“I might like to be a fly on the wall when he exhibits these pictures to buddies in America and hopefully somebody tells him who I’m,” the queen allegedly instructed Griffin.

Queen Elizabeth seen laughing with Prince Philip during a trip to South Africa in 1995.

Queen Elizabeth seen laughing with Prince Philip throughout a visit to South Africa in 1995.
(Tim Graham Picture Library by way of Getty Pictures)

Former U.S. ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson additionally remembered the queen’s humorousness on “The Ingraham Angle” on Thursday.

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“The resolve, the humor, you have to be in your toes. You needed to be in your toes along with her,” Woody recalled. “She was very, very fast. She had an unbelievable reminiscence on virtually any topic.”

Reuters contributed to this text.

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