If there’s one thing we have to admire about the royal family, it’s their genuine smile in their outings and whenever they are photographed. It’s like the corners of their mouths are constantly pulled by invisible strings attached to their ears.
However, it’s just customary for them to be courteous and presentable during engagements. But don’t be too confident, they still get irritated every once in a while.
At least for the reigning monarch, Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, she knows what she wants and is not afraid to say it despite many witnesses. The documentary A Year with The Queen showed just how feisty the nonagenarian can get. One part showed her in a photoshoot with renowned royal photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The expert asked the Queen if she could temporarily remove her crown to tone down the entire outfit for a little bit. While Annie was still not through with her thought, the 93-year-old interrupted her and even the royal’s dresser explained that if that happens, they couldn’t put the tiara back on. The photographer then recommended that the subject may wear the bedazzled accessory for the first shots and remove it for the others.
However, the Queen was certainly not amused and said that it would require her to fix her hair once more. Prior to the release of the BBC documentary, the monarch seemed to have walked out of the set since the trailer hinted she did that. But the network clarified that it was the clip of her walking into the photoshoot.
But don’t be offended because even the photographer didn’t see it like that. When asked about the incident, Annie referred to her subject as feisty. But apart from that, she is in awe of the ruler, who she said definitely has opinions.
Apart from her bravery to speak her mind, Queen Elizabeth is also known for her rigid rules. While some of them should be taken with a grain of salt, others simply make sense.
For instance, Her Royal Highness doesn’t like other members of the powerful clan to wear colorful, bold nail polish. She is a known fan of Essie’s Ballet Slippers, a shade of nude-ish pink, that exudes elegance. As such, have you ever seen Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle wearing red nails?
The Queen also allegedly forbids garlic in her meals, as per the former royal chef. That is because she doesn’t want her breath to reek and because she still has to entertain a lot of people after finishing her food, it is only understandable.