At Highclere Castle, better known as Downtown Abbey, a farm worker was wedged under a broken-down trailer when he heard a familiar voice asking, 'can I help?' It was the Queen, in a headscarf out walking her dog.
As the longest reigning monarch of this realm, the Queen has met people from all corners of the world. What a Thing to Say to the Queen uncovers what really happens at these meetings and reveals a private side to our belove soverign.
In this book bestselling author Thomas Blaikie has compiled a delightful anthology of stories, many never published before, which help to piece together the day-to-day lige of the Queen and her family. From the royal box to housing estates, and from Sandringham to Sydney, this book makes us privy to the inner life of the House of Windsor and poses questions such as: What was the key to the Queen Mothers's long life? How doesthe Queen respond when face with Mexican food? How does the Queen prepare for the State Opening of PArliment? Accompanied by witty line drawing, What a Thing to Say to the Queen answers these questions and many more.