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6 Times Queen Elizabeth Proved She Had a Wicked Sense of Humor


The younger generation of royals are known for their jokes — especially Prince Harry — but it turns out that Queen Elizabeth II was truly top dog when it came to quick-witted retorts. A common criticism of the British monarchy is that the senior royals are too serious, so it’s nice to know that the queen had a penchant for laughter.

As Prince Harry once revealed of his relatives, “They are very funny together. My family is the same as any other family when it comes to humor behind closed doors.” So if you think of Her Majesty as prim and proper, be prepared to witness a totally different side of the queen in these heartwarming anecdotes.

This article originally published in June 2021. It was updated September 8, 2022.

Keep scrolling to see all the times the queen proved she was the funniest royal in the bunch.

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