Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning and longest-living monarch in British history. But don’t refer to her as a senior citizen. The 95-year-old Queen respectfully denied the title of ‘Oldie of the Year’ from a British magazine. Thereby, claiming she does not match the relevant criteria, and hence queen denies the Oldie of the Year award.
The Oldie magazine on Tuesday printed the queen’s reply to its suggestion. It was that she follows in the footsteps of former recipients. It includes former Prime Minister John Major, actor Olivia de Havilland, and also artist David Hockney.
“Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient,” said a letter from her assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker. He ended the letter “with Her Majesty’s warmest best wishes.”
The queen was widowed earlier this year. But still, she continues to keep a full schedule of royal responsibilities. She met with ambassadors on Tuesday and hosted a reception for global business executives at Windsor Castle.
The Oldie of the Year award recognizes senior citizens who have made a significant contribution to society. Then, the queen’s husband, Prince Philip received the accolade in 2011. He died in April at the age of 99.
This year’s Oldie of the Year honor went to cinematic royalty instead of the queen, who declined. Leslie Caron, a French-American actress, and dancer(90).
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