Princes William And Harry Taught The Queen Mother How To Do 'Ali G' Impression

I hope you're ready for 100 percent the weirdest story you will read today, because that, my friends, is what I have for you.

In an interview with the Telegraph back in 2002, Princes William and Harry recalled the time they taught their great-grandmother - the Queen Mother - how to do an impersonation of Ali G. Yup, that actually happened in the actual Royal family. Visualise that, go on.

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It started when the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, found the young Princes watching Ali G one Christmas and asked the boys about the character, played by Sacha Baron Cohen.

William, who was 19 at the time, told the paper: "It was two or three Christmases ago and we were sitting down watching Ali G on television. We were laughing when she came in. She couldn't understand what was going on, so we explained.

"She saw Ali G click his fingers and say 'respec', and Harry and I showed her what to do. She loved it, and after three goes she had it. Later that day we were all in the dining room, having Christmas lunch, when she tried it out."


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And if that's not bizarre enough for you, a 17-year-old Prince Harry added more details: "It was at the end of the meal, and she stood up and said, 'Darling, lunch was marvellous - respec', and clicked her fingers."

The brothers went on to tell the paper that everyone burst out laughing - including the Queen, which is understandable because it sounds so surreal you'd have to laugh.

William continued: "She loved a good laugh, even if the joke was about her."

Speaking about going away to St Andrews, William said she took the chance to show off her good sense of humour once more.


"As she said goodbye, she said, 'Any good parties, invite me down.'," William said.

"I said yes, but there was no way. I knew full well that if I invited her down she would dance me under the table."

The Queen Mother died on 30 March 2002, aged 101.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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