Queen wrote ‘wickedly humorous’ letters from her CORGIS to her former equerry
- Alexander Armstrong found letters in lavatory of former equerry Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson whereas making documentary The Queen and her Cousins for ITV
- The Pointless presenter mentioned the letters confirmed off her ‘depraved sense of humour’
- Documentary will air as a part of collection marking Queen’s upcoming ninety fifth birthday
The Queen wrote ‘wickedly humorous’ letters from her corgis to the canines of her equerry Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson, it was revealed
The Queen wrote ‘wickedly humorous’ letters from her corgis to former equerry Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson, Alexander Armstrong has revealed.
The TV presenter shared the anecdote after filming a brand new documentary, The Queen and her Cousins, one among a collection being proven on ITV to mark the Queen’s impending ninety fifth birthday.
Mr Armstrong recalled how he had seen framed handwritten letters within the lavatory of Her Majesty’s former equerry, which had been written from her canines to his.
Mr Armstrong mentioned it confirmed her ‘depraved sense of humour’ and that he noticed the notes throughout a go to to the home of the late Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson whereas filming.
Mr Armstrong, 51, informed the Each day Telegraph: ‘He would write these letters from their Jack Russell to the corgis and the Queen would write these letters again.
‘I bear in mind holding my abdomen, howling with laughter.’
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson was equerry to the Queen and Deputy Grasp of the Family within the Royal Family from 1976 to 1994.
Within the documentary, which is because of be proven on ITV, the Pointless presenter meets the royal cousins who share particulars about their most well-known relative and reveal what it is prefer to be a part of the extraordinary household.
Alexander begins off in Kent the place he meets one among The Queen’s third cousins, Princess Olga Romanoff.
Princess Olga lives at Provender Home and runs a part of the imposing household residence as a vacation let together with her daughter.
She says: ‘I at all times mentioned I might by no means ever do different individuals’s soiled washing, ever.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson, pictured, second from the left , was equerry to the Queen from 1976 to 1994 and Mr Armstrong discovered the framed letters in his lavatory
‘However fortunately, now that that is up and working it ought to herald some revenue in direction of the £50,000 a yr to maintain the place.’
Describing her reduction to be free from royal life, she mentioned: ‘When my father was widowed, he married my mom with out asking permission of the Queen on the time, which was the Queen Mom.
‘I consider that p****d off the Queen Mom and so his invites to the palace and all that dried up.’
When requested if there was nonetheless a fairy story hooked up to the royal household, Princess Olga made clear her views relating to the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ Oprah Winfrey interview.
She informed the Telegraph: ‘Sure and no – it relies upon in the event that they let you know about their issues on tv, which I am afraid I am not very eager on.’
The programme particulars how Princess Olga’s grandmother was rescued by her cousin King George V in 1918 and delivered to England from Crimea after different members of their household had been executed by communist revolutionaries.
Pictured: Alexander Armstrong with The Queen’s third cousin, Princess Olga Romanoff
Princess Olga says that she is glad to not be an imperial princess, including: ‘You do not wish to scrub up day by day. You wish to be smelling of horse and you do not wish to must be tarted up.’
She provides: ‘The Queen used to take Charles and Anne to have tea with my grandmother and so they apparently had stunning manners and I had horrible manners.’
Through the documentary, Princess Olga heads off on a highway journey with Alexander to seek out extra of her family.
The Queen has had corgis all her life and just lately welcomed two new canines after one corgi – Vulcan – handed away in November.
The Queen and her Cousins with Alexander Armstrong might be on ITV on Thursday April 15 at 9pm.