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The writer and close friend of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Gyles Brandrethprepares for release the book ‘Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait’which seeks to present the late British monarch in a more personal facet.
Some media, including the ‘Daily Mail’, have shared excerpts from the book that will be available for purchase from December 8. One of the moments described is the recent invasion of Windsor Castle.
On December 25, 2021, a man hidden behind a mask managed to access the green areas of Windsor Castle and threatened a police officer with a crossbow. The man told the authorities that guard the castle who had entered to kill the Queen.
The intruder was arrested immediately and without injuring anyone. It should also be noted that the man entered a royal residence with the intention of killing Queen Elizabeth II even though she was 500 yards away celebrating Christmas.
In the biographical book ‘Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait is told’: “When the incident was reported to her, the queen turned to a member of her team, one of those who made up her sanitary bubble at Windsor Castle, and said: ‘Yeah, well, that would have killed the Christmas spirit, wouldn’t it?’“.
Brandreth devotes a long chapter to the Queen’s penchant for both witty and ridiculous jokes, as well as her unknown musical talent. And it is that Elizabeth II used to delight her closest family and friends with her particular interpretation of some popular songs of World War II, adopting his own Lancashire accent when he sang the verses of singer-songwriter George Formby.
“The most fun thing about spending time with the queen was discovering unexpected things about her. She loved her practical jokes: she once received Prince Philip with a fake beard, because he had grown some very funny mustaches during a tour, ”reads another part of the text.
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