Oh Queenie. Look, you don’t get to be the Queen of England for eleventy billion years without knowing what you will and won’t stand for.
In the pudding club
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are expecting their first child in the UK’s Spring and it seems that discussing this news with the reigning monarch might prove a little awkward.
An old US Weekly column about the Queen’s pet peeves has revealed that one particular word is on her no-go list. And that word is … PREGNANT.
“Her Majesty finds the term ‘vulgar’ says a Palace source,” the article asserts. “She refers to expectant women as ‘in the family way’.”
Other possible non-pregnant pregnant descriptions the Queen might try using when she talks about Meghan or is bonding with the first-time mum-to-be include …
- Bun in the oven
- Up the duff
- Eating for two
- Knocked up
- Baking a baby
- Harbouring a fugitive
- Smuggling a watermelon
- With child … and our personal favourite
- In the pudding club
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- People think these photos prove Princess Charlotte is the Queen’s tiny twin
- Weirdly, the Queen will have legal custody of Harry and Meghan’s future kids
- When your mum is Queen: The brilliant women who helped raise Prince Charles
Go away, babies
The Queen also revealed that she’s got some other thoughts for parents and parents-to-be … and that they’re about babies too.
“No high chairs, please. Children … have no place at her table until they learn proper manners,” the US Weekly piece says.
It seems that – according to this article – clinking ice cubes also give her the willies and honestly same-same. #Shudder
So what kinds of things does the Queen like, you might be wondering. She likes booze. She likes baubles, especially when they are attached to her grandchildren. And she likes Land Rovers and horses and corgis, of course.
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“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday. It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up,” The Queen has said in a speech at the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Party this evening. “It is rather like —to use an analogy I am certain will find favour — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow,” Her Majesty said. Read the full toast by clicking our link in bio. This first photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace on The Prince of Wales’ fourth birthday and the second on The Queen’s 90th birthday in Windsor in 2016. ? PA Images