Queen penned ‘wickedly funny’ letters from her corgis to her equerry’s Jack Russell
Her keen sense for fun is perhaps best illustrated by a series of letters uncovered by broadcaster Alexander Armstrong. Mr Armstrong has produced a new documentary for ITV to mark the Queen’s 95th birthday, called ‘The Queen and her Cousins’. While visiting the home of the late Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson, a former equerry to Her Majesty, the broadcaster came across hand-written notes hanging in the downstairs toilet.
The letters reveal a ‘correspondence’ between Sir Blair’s Jack Russell and the Queen’s corgis, part of a hilarious spoof.
Mr Armstrong told the Daily Telegraph that they were a perfect example of the Queen’s “wicked sense of humour”.
He said: “He would write these letters from their Jack Russell to the corgis and the Queen would write these letters back.
“And they put this series of letters up, and they are so funny.
“I wish I could remember them.
“I remember holding my stomach, howling with laughter because they are wickedly funny.”