QUEEN ELIZABETH II and Prince Philip let their sense of humour shine when they decided to wear two particular costumes at a fancy dress party, unearthed reports reveal.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s long-standing relationship is said to be down to their shared sense of humour. During his long wife, Philip has become renewed for his witty-one liners and jokes. His reputation for plain speaking has often led to controversy, and his undiplomatic language has landed him in hot water on more than one occasion.
In 2000, the 98-year-old famously described the new £18 million British Embassy in Berlin, which the Queen had just opened, as a “vast waste of space”.
And when his cousin Patricia Mountbatten remarked on Elizabeth’s flawless complexion, the Prince reportedly joked: “Yes, and she’s like that all over!”
The Queen too has had her fair share of fun over the years and famously pranked her husband when he returned from a long trip in 1957.
Royal author Robert Hardman wrote in his book ‘Queen of the World’: “It was a comedy moment when the Queen and Duke were finally reunited.
The Queen and Philip chose two hilarious costumes for a fancy dress party (Image: GETTY)
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh share the same sense of humour (Image: GETTY)
“Knowing that he had grown a beard on his travels, the Queen had arranged for everyone in the royal entourage – herself included – to put on fake whiskers just before the Duke walked in.”
According to a 2007 report by the Daily Mirror, the couple let their sense of humour truly shine when they came up with a brilliant and hilarious idea for their costumes at a fancy dress party.
Royal correspondent James Whitaker wrote: “In the year of their wedding, the Queen and Philip attended a fancy-dress ball.
“She dressed as a maid, he as a waiter.”
Philip reportedly dressed as a waiter and the Queen as a maid for a party (Image: GETTY)
William chose an ‘Out of Africa’ theme for his party (Image: GETTY)
In 2013 book “Kate: A Biography”, royal author Marcia Moody revealed William and Kate also love to celebrate in fancy dress, and the Queen even joined in one occasion.
Ms Moody wrote: “Both Kate and William opted for a fancy-dress theme for their 21st parties.
“Kate chose the elegant and dramatic flair of the 1920s and wore a stunning flapper dress for the champagne reception at her parents’ home in June.
“William chose an ‘Out of Africa’ theme for his, and guests attended in costume.|
Ms Moody revealed the Queen joined in, “dressed as the Queen of Swaziland in a glittering white gown and African headdress”.
She said: “The whole venue was decorated to look like the African jungle, with huge model elephants the corners tribal masks on the walls and a lifelike replica giraffe’s head above the bar, while a band called Shakiramba were flown over from Botswana, and William took to the stage to play drums.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK