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13 August 2019, 17:19
It sounds like the Queen appreciates a naughty joke as much as we do.
The Queen’s personality is somewhat of an enigma, as the monarch keeps her private life and public appearance very separate.
However, every now and again we’ll be treated to an insight into the Queen’s life.
For example, the time a picture from inside Buckingham Palace revealed Her Majesty as a user of a Dyson fan.
Now, in a new royal family book by Adam Helliker, we have been treated to another story, this time about her cheeky sense of humour.
In his book, Helliker describes the time the Queen hosted General de Gaulle, the former French president, and his wife.
He told Fabulous Digital of the moment: “A guest asked Madame de Gaulle what she was most looking forward to in her retirement, which was imminent.
“With great elaboration (as she didn't speak much English) she replied: ‘A penis.’
“An awkward silence ensued for some time, until the Queen herself came to the rescue, and she said with a broad grin: ‘Ah, happiness.’”
The hilarious moment is said to be one of Prince Philip’s favourite stories of all time.