During a tour of Australia, the Queen was enjoying some downtime on the beach when a boatload of tourists came looking for her, and according to a lady-in-waiting, Her Majesty had a terrific prank to scare her off
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The Queen was one of the most famous women in the world during her incredible 70-year reign.
So it’s no wonder that you often want to see them with your own eyes.
But when a boatload of tourists came looking for her while on a tour of Australia many years ago, she decided to play a cheeky prank on them.
One of her ladies-in-waiting, Lady Pamela Hicks, told the story in an ITV documentary and spoke about the tour’s tight schedule.
She revealed it was difficult to escape the royal watchers, even when taking time off on a day off.
Reading from a diary entry from the tour, Lady Pamela said: “I sat under a tree with Lillibet and listened to her talk about being stranded on a desert island and left there to be eaten by creepy crawlies.
Some tourists then came by looking for the Queen but didn’t recognize her so she showed her cheeky side.
Lady Pamela explained: “But she cheered up considerably when a boatload of day-trippers turned up and yelled if we’ve seen the Queen, where is she?
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“Lillibet in pants raced down to the beach, pointed to the other side of the island and yelled ‘She went that way’ and jumped up and down with joy as the boat disappeared around the corner.”
It is now less than two weeks until the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin, with June 2 being her official birthday.
Trooping the Color – the sovereign’s official birthday parade – will kick off the four-day anniversary celebrations, with 18 members of the royal family set to gather on the famous facade and the Queen “looking forward to the celebration weekend”.
Joining the Queen on the balcony for trooping are Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
Also appearing on the historic occasion are Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as the Wessexes’ children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
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