Bodyguard's Hilarious Queen Elizabeth Story Resurfaces In Wake Of Her Death

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In the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death connected Thursday, immoderate are opting to retrieve her wit — specified arsenic BuzzFeed News writer David Mack.

On Thursday, Mack shared a video of the queen’s erstwhile royal extortion officer, Richard Griffin, telling a precise comic communicative astir the monarch successful grant of her Platinum Jubilee successful June.

“This remains an all-time communicative astir the queen,” Mack captioned the video.

In the video, Griffin shares a communicative astir a clip the queen pranked 2 American hikers. He explained that helium accompanied the monarch connected a picnic successful Aberdeenshire, Scotland, adjacent Balmoral Castle erstwhile they ran into the tourists, who were connected abrogation successful the area.

“The Queen would ever halt and accidental hullo … it was wide from the infinitesimal we archetypal stopped they hadn’t recognized [her],” helium told Sky News.

So the American tourists started making tiny speech with the queen earlier asking her if she lived successful the area.

“She said, ‘Well, I unrecorded successful London, but I’ve got a vacation location conscionable the different broadside of the hills.’”

One tourer past asked the queen however agelong she had been visiting the area, and the queen replied, “‘ever since I was a small girl, truthful implicit 80 years’” Griffin recalled.

That’s erstwhile curiosity seemingly struck the Americans.

“‘Well, if you’ve been coming up for 80 years, you indispensable person met the queen?’” 1 of them asked her.

Without missing a beat, the queen replied, “Well, I haven’t, but Dickie present meets her regularly,’” referring to Griffin by a nickname.

The bodyguard past said the tourer turned to him and asked him what she was like.

And it seems Dickie was feeling a spot mischievous arsenic good and followed the queen’s lead.

“‘She tin beryllium precise cantankerous astatine times, but she’s got a beauteous consciousness of humor,’” Griffin said helium told the tourist.

Still oblivious to the information helium was successful the beingness of royalty, the tourer threw his limb astir the bodyguard and enactment his camera into the queen’s hand, asking if she’d caput taking a photograph of the 2 of them. The queen obliged.

The tourists past took a drawback with her arsenic good and went connected their way.

Griffin remembered that erstwhile the tourists were retired of earshot, the queen turned to him and said:

“‘I’d emotion to beryllium a alert connected the partition erstwhile helium shows those photographs to friends successful America. Hopefully, idiosyncratic tells him who I am.’”

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