Being one of the world’s busiest women, Elizabeth II, the queen of the United Kingdom, has to meet so many people and she has to remember facts about the persons so that the one whom she is meeting does not feel alien.
The 93-year-old has met about a third of the UK, according to the Mirror, and she has to still go out and make small talk with different people.
She uses a clever two-word trick to help her remember about them, this has been revealed by a children’s author Julia Donaldson who has a first-hand experience of the “trick” as she has served as the CBE at the Queen’s honours.
“I was told the Queen goes through the potted biographies with a yellow marker and just two words get highlighted.
“So when you get called up, the equerry shows her the words. I did my little curtsey and she said ‘Oh, so you’re a writer… you’re very popular…’. I went off thinking ‘writer/ popular…’ those must have been my two words,” she said while talking to Whimn.
Julia admired the nonagenarian queen for being thoughtful about people even at this age.
“She does this with some 75 people every session and she’s on her feet the whole time,” she said.
Royal author Adam Heliker told Fabulous that the queen got irritated when people shied away from her.
“Ever wondered what the Queen feels like when she enters a room filled with people, knowing they’re all nervous about meeting her?” he asked.
“Well, an RAF officer who served as an equerry discloses: ‘One summer day she asked me to join her on a walk at Balmoral.
“‘She talked about how irritating it was to go into a party and as she put it, watch people peel away, like the water parting as the bow of a ship ploughed through it.
“‘She said she always felt it would be lovely to just slip into a party, wandering around incognito, talking to anyone she felt like.
“But the thing that most irritated her was the ‘inevitable hush’ that always greeted her when they saw her walking in.”