She may be 92 years old, but Queen Elizabeth is far from old and boring. In fact, after 65 years on the throne, the British monarch seemingly can’t hide how funny she is. “One of the things that surprised me most is she’s got a fantastic sense of humor,” Nick Kent, executive producer of the new documentary, Queen of the World, told Closer Weekly in the magazine’s newest issue, on newsstands now.
Perhaps she lets out her laughter from time to time because she knows she could be intimidating to those who don’t know her. “I think that’s why she goes to great lengths to put people at ease,” Kent added. “When people actually meet her, they say things like, ‘Oh, she’s just like my grammy!'”
Prince Harry even joked in the documentary about how he gets nervous when he runs into the Queen. “You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have — and you’ve only been here two weeks,” he joked in the film. “Have you bumped into the Queen yet? If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic. I know you will. We all do!”
On top of being humorous, Elizabeth is also focused on modernizing the monarchy. “The Queen is very media-savvy in quite surprising ways, and it goes back to her coronation, which was televised,” Kent explained. “It was her idea to do so, as it was her way of saying hers was a new age. And she did it against the advice of the establishment, including Prime Minister Winston Churchill.”
Her rebellious ways have even made her close with Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. “The Queen has unlikely friendships with people decades younger,” Kent noted. “There’s a real bond between William, Kate, Harry, Meghan, and the Queen. They’re all very close.” Oh, what’d we do to hang with Elizabeth for a day!
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