Princess Anne, in an interview on “Parkinson in Australia”, shared a quite weird narrative from one of their royal visits to Australia. She told that while in Australia, they were together on a visit to a college, it was then that a few students came for them and presented to the queen, somewhat a strange gift. But how the queen responded was however opposite to what the students had expected.
The princess said that the incident happened in the late sixties, and at that time, there were still students who were wicked enough to prank a queen.
There was a huge crowd out there, when three students hurried towards the queen, pushing aside the crowd, with an eccentric gift they had to present to queen. It was a fake arm with a hand, stuffed with a glove. The princess said that it was audacious of them to take such a step.
The Queen with a pleasant mood accepted the gift and expressed her gratitude by saying that it was the thing she always wished for. She always wanted this from someone.
The presenters, on the other hand, weren’t expecting this response at all. But Queen Elizabeth is a person, who is still famous for her wittiness and charisma.
The princess then told that they never got a chance to use that gift as it was nowhere to be four, or was likely to be disposed of by someone, who found it useless and not humorous. She also encouraged those three presenters to send one again so that they could enjoy using it.
Moreover, the duchess in her interview illustrated another incident of herself. She told that she never knew how to compose herself on a royal tour, which now she has gained from the experience only.
She shared while she was on an official visit to New Zealand, she had a terrible dream on the very first night there. As she describes, it was at around 2 a.m. in the morning when she was supposed to be asleep, but in her dream, she was thinking that she should be talking to public, because she wasn’t speaking and just lying down in a crowd of people, and despite trying hard to talk she just couldn’t speak up.
And when she came out of her dream she found out that she wasn’t supposed to be talking she was supposed to be sleeping.
She also described having a bad experience at a press conference in 1970. She told that she always felt unfit in royalties, and she had never been like a “fairy tale princess”.
Talking about her brother Prince Charles she commented that the royal men are allowed to be more serious, and on a lighter note she added: “Women are also not expected to be humorous either.”