REVEALED: Inside the Queen’s study – and what it tells us about her personality

2017-09-22 15:52
 

Cape Town - Queen Elizabeth recently met with the Governor-General designate of Canada, Madame Julie Payett, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and gave her a tour of the ancient mansion.

In a nod to her Scottish heritage, the Queen wore a tartan skirt, red blouse and cardigan, PEOPLE reports.

Pictures of the mini-tour were posted on Twitter by the royal family, giving us a glimpse into the Queen’s personal space.

Unsurprisingly, the interior in the study probably looks a lot like the inside of your grandma’s house – it features old, covered sofas, an ancient mantel clock and even a ship in a bottle.

However, the study alone actually reveals a lot about the 91-year-old monarch. Here are the top five things deciphered:

1. She loves to read

Her study is full of leather-bound tomes – perfect for immersing oneself in while cuddled up on those well-worn looking sofas on cold Highland nights.

2. She is still as old-fashioned as they come

The olive-green covered armchairs scream nostalgia and we think the Queen wants to keep it that way.

3. But she’s not opposed to a few modern comforts

Hello flat-screen TV! Could it be that the Queen is as much a fan of series as we are?

4. She holds on to precious things

She loves her antiques – she’s kept that ship in the bottle and old clock on the mantel since the 1970s.

5. She’s really an old softie

A picture of the British ruler and her husband Prince Phillip from 1977 has pride of place. Even after 70 years together, the Queen and her consort are still as loved up as ever.

Sources: People, The Telegraph, Express UK 

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