Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived as well as longest-reigning majesty. But don’t call her an oldie.
The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honour of being called Oldie of the Year by a British publication, saying she does not meet “the pertinent standards”.
The Oldie magazine on Tuesday published the queen’s feedback to its tip that she adhere to in the footsteps of former receivers, consisting of former Head of state John Major, actor Olivia de Havilland as well as musician David Hockney.
“Her Grandeur thinks you are as old as you really feel, because of this The Queen does not think she satisfies the relevant standards to be able to approve, and also hopes you will discover a more deserving recipient,” said a letter from her aide private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker. He finished the letter “with Her Majesty’s warmest ideal wishes”.
The queen, who was widowed this year, still maintains an active timetable of royal tasks. On Tuesday she held target markets with diplomats and held a reception at Windsor Castle for global magnate.
The Oldie of the Year reward honours individuals of advanced age who have actually made an unique payment to public life. The queen’s other half Prince Philip, who passed away in April, got the award in 2011, when he was 90.
After the queen declined, this year’s Oldie of the Year award mosted likely to film nobility rather: French-American star and also dancer Leslie Caron, 90.