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American Tourist Didn't Recognise The Queen, Asking Her If She Had Ever Met Herself

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American Tourist Didn't Recognise The Queen, Asking Her If She Had Ever Met Herself

A few people's faces are instantly recognised by most people in the world, one of those being the Queen.

But a hapless American tourist just couldn't place the British monarch when they bumped into her on her Balmoral estate in Scotland while she was out walking her dogs.

Speaking about the awkward encounter, a former royal aide revealed that the holidaymaker actually asked the head of state if she'd ever met the Queen before.

Speaking to The Times, Richard Griffin recalled that when asked if she lived in the area, the Queen told the confused tourist that she 'had a house not too far away'.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And when asked if she had ever met the Queen herself, Liz reportedly replied: "No, but this policeman has (gesturing towards Richard)."

Still not twigging, the tourist went off on their merry way, oblivious to the fact they had just had a chat with the woman herself.

I wonder if they ever realised. I kind of hope not.


Known for her sense of humour, the Queen had people in stitches recently when an old clip resurfaced of her 'sounding like Phil Mitchell'.

The clip, which was originally from 2006, shows Lizzie posing for a portrait to mark her 80th birthday, during which she comments that she 'sees herself aging'.

But things take an unexpected turn when asked if that upsets her, she replies: "Nah - not really."

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Credit: PA

The clip then went viral, with people left in hysterics over her fairly casual use of the word 'nah'.

One TikTok user who shared the clip said the monarch was 'answering a question like every bloke in the UK'.

Commenting on the clip, one person said: "Queenie belongs to the streets."

While someone else joked: "Literally turned into Phil Mitchell."


A third person asked: "Why is this the funniest thing ever?"

While Liz was also, somewhat unflatteringly, compared to sounding like a 'bloke down the pub'.

The moment first aired on BBC's The Queen, by Rolf - a documentary in which the Queen had her portrait painted by the now-disgraced artist Rolf Harris.

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Credit: PA

Meanwhile, a woman who spent hours painting a tribute to the Queen's late husband Prince Philip said she was left feeling 'emotional' after she received a letter from the Palace.

Honor Morrison, 23, spent four hours on the painting, before sending it off to the Queen.

She was then delighted to receive a personal response from Buckingham Palace.

The letter read: "The Queen wishes me to write and thank you very much for your message of sympathy and for the charming painting you sent on the death of Her Majesty's beloved husband, The Duke of Edinburgh.

"The Queen has been deeply touched by the messages she has received from all around the world and is most grateful for your thoughtful support for Her Majesty at this time in sending her your kind present."

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Topics: Queen Elizabeth II, Funny, tourist, Royal Family, Scotland, Holiday

Dominic Smithers
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