Imagine meeting the queen of England for the first time, and she perfects your accent!
Well that’s what happened one day when Queen Elizabeth was riding in an open carriage with Prince Charles while driving past a crowd of fans, The Sun reports.
“Once when Prince Charles and the Queen were driving to the Ascot races in an open carriage, there was a loud shout from the crowd,” royal author Karen Dolby reveals in her book The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family.
“Charles did not hear what was said and asked his mother.”
This was when the 94-year-old in her best South London twang mimicked what the fan said to Prince Charles.
“Gizza wave, Liz!” she responded as she royally waved to spectators.
The queen is not only good at perfecting different accents, but she also enjoys entertaining her family by impersonating world leaders, Express UK reports.
According to Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, some of her favourite accents to mimic are Scottish and Welsh.
“She has a great sense of humour and a guttural laugh,” he said.
“When she travels through the country she loves to hear regional accents. She loves to hear a Scouse accent or a Birmingham accent or a Welsh accent or a Scottish accent.”
And when she returns home from her tours “she’ll do the accent”, he added.
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