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The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II

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The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II is a celebration of the Queen's reign through some of her wittiest, most sarcastic and most humorous observations, revealing a fascinating side of her personality that often remains hidden from the public. 

When thinking of the Queen, our perception is often one of dignity and authority. She is seen as a serious figure: the British monarch, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the head of the Commonwealth. But as anyone who has ever met her will tell you, in person she has wicked sense of humour. 

Occasionally unintentional, like asking guitar legend Eric Clapton, 'Have you been playing a long time?,' sometimes sarcastic, and at other times downright silly, royal humour touches on every aspect of life, while always retaining a strong sense of dignity.

©2017 Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A Lighter Side of the Royals

We usually see the official side of the Queen and the Royal Family. It was nice to get to see behind the scenes view and although the book is recorded in 2015 I still think it is worth a listen.

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  • Jody R. Nathan
  • 02-05-20

hardly any wit of the queen

I am an admirer of the Queen; who has managed to keep her cool and decorum through difficult times. I had hoped to find some nice barbs or funny stories -- the only witticism from the Queen in the book is her comment about Niagara Falls -- It looks damp. we are told about the twinkle in her eye and some of Prince Phillip's remarks, but mostly the book is the Queen has houses here; the Queen has gone overseas here; the Queen got excited at a horse race; she has dogs.

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