QUEEN ELIZABETH allegedly watches her favourite film with her grandchildren every Christmas a British actor has revealed.
According to Brian Blessed, the Queen never misses the chance to watch the film every year. The actor claimed, his 1908s classic, Flash Gordon is Her Majesty’s favourite film and she even asked the actor to recount his famous saying during a meeting. He made the comments on the film’s 40th anniversary.
He said: “The Queen, it’s her favourite film, she watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas.”
During an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, he said the Queen is one of many people who has asked the famous actor to repeat his catchphrase.
He added: “Everywhere I go, they all want me to say ‘Gordon’s alive!’
“The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, horses and queens, and Prime Ministers, they all want me to say ‘Gordon’s alive!’, it’s their favourite film.”
Royal news: Queen Elizabeth (Image: PA/GETTY)
Royal news: Brian Blessed and the Queen (Image: PA)
The actor was awarded an OBE for his services to arts and charity in 2016 and was presented with the honour by the Queen.
Earlier this month, Her Majesty and Prince Philip travelled to Balmoral after spending months in isolation.
At the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, the Queen travelled to Windsor where she stayed with Philip.
The two are now expected to remain in Balmoral until October.
Royal news: Queen Elizabeth left to to travel to Windsor at the beginning of the pandemic (Image: PA)
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace previously confirmed the move, they said: “The Queen and The Duke Of Edinburgh plan to move to Balmoral Castle in early August to commence their annual summer stay.
“All arrangements will be in line with the relevant guidelines and advice.”
While there, she will not host any guests.
The pair will only be accompanied by a select few staff who continued to work at Windsor Castle throughout the lockdown.
Royal news: Prince Philip travelled with the Queen to Balmoral (Image: PA)
While there, the Queen will not attend church while forensic cleaning will be required at all times.
A royal aide said: “Clearly, Her Majesty wanted to go to Balmoral, as normal, for August and September, but it was the practicalities and Government advice, of both England and Scotland, that had to be considered.
Royal Family tree (Image: Express)
“A small number of staff have travelled from Windsor to Balmoral, where effectively a new bubble has been created. Procedures are in place to mitigate any kind of risk.
“No one has to wear masks in the bubble, as they are deemed safe as one household.
Royal news: The two will remain there until October (Image: PA)
“It’s not the normal Balmoral but they’ll try and make it as normal and enjoyable as possible.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK