In her book The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II, Karen Dolby compiled the monarch’s best one-liners — and we’ve highlighted ten of them here.
Because of her rather serious demeanour, humor or wit is the last that would come to mind when thinking about the monarch. Yet it would appear at Queen Elizabeth ll is something of a wordsmith.
Her humorous moments make the queen appear somewhat relatable and not to mention her drinking habits. Here are some of the quotes from the queen that show off her snappy sense of humor.
After A Concrete Brick Fell Onto Her Car During A Visit To Belfast
“It’s a strong car.”Elizabeth shrugged.
When Encouraged To Hide Behind More Layers Of Security
“I have to be seen to be believed.”she quips.
On Why She Chooses To wear such bright colors:
“If I wore beige, nobody would know who I am.”She responded.
A Who Didn’t Recognize The Queen: “Sorry, love, you can’t come in without a sticker.”
The Queen About The Difficulties Of Wearing A Crown
“You can’t look down to read the speech. If you did, your neck would break.”She says.
In an argument With The Queen’s Mother, The Elder Royal Said To Eliazbeth ll—“Who do you think you are?”
“The queen, mummy, the queen.”Queen Elizabeth replied
On A Visit To New Zealand in 1986, The Queen and Prince Philip Had Eggs Thrown At Them By Protestors
“New Zealand has long been renowned for its dairy produce, though I should say that I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.”she later remarked at a state banquet.
When Asked Why She Carried Her Purse Around With Her At Buckingham Palace
“This house is very big, you know.”She replied.
Elizabeth Was Taking A Stroll When A Scottish Resident Commented That She “Looked Just Like The Queen.”
“How reassuring.”she replied.
At An Investiture Ceremony, A Member Of The Queen’s Staff Dropped The Cushion Holding The Medals
“Just put them back any way you can. I’ll give them anything and you can sort it out afterward.”The Queen said.