Users on social networks made the topic of conversation Queen isabel II after it emerged that he refused to receive the award “Oldie of the year” (“Old woman of the year”) since he is not considered elderly.
“You are only as old as you feel,” the woman would have said. Queen isabel II 95 years old at the time of refusing to receive the award.
This is how Queen Elizabeth II rejected the award
Your private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker, he communicated by letter to the magazine that presents the award, “The Oldie”, that the monarch “does not believe that it meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept it.”
Elizabeth II “hopes that they will find a more suitable recipient,” adds the letter, which has been revealed by the publication.
Her response contrasts with the one her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, gave when he humorously accepted the award in 2011 at the age of 90.
“Nothing better for morale than to be remembered as the years go by -every time faster-. (…) In any case, it is pleasant that they remember you,” said the duke on that occasion, who died last April to 99 years.
Who is Queen Elizabeth II?
Isabel IIBorn on April 21, 1926, she is the longest-lived sovereign in British history and will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year, with which she will celebrate 70 years on the throne.
Despite her advanced age, the head of state continues to fulfill her official commitments on a daily basis. This Tuesday he held two hearings by videoconference from his residence in Windsor Castle, with the Japanese ambassador to the United Kingdom, Hajime Hayashi, and with the European Union (EU), Joao Vale de Almeida.
Later, she will host a reception for business leaders who have attended the Global Investment Summit in London.
The paward “Old woman of the year” it has been given for 29 years to elderly people who have made remarkable contributions to society.
Previous winners include former British Conservative Prime Minister John Major, English artist David Hockney and British-American actress Olivia de Havilland.
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With information from EFE