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Oops! Queen Elizabeth once forgot her own son’s birthday

2019-02-27 12:40
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Cape Town - The queen once forgot her son Prince Edward’s birthday and didn’t buy him a card or a gift.

She reportedly sat down for breakfast with the Earl of Wessex and tucked into her breakfast without wishing him on the special occasion, The Express reports.

The claim was made by Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, during a royal documentary hosted by journalist Jeremy Paxman.

“At Buckingham Palace he [Edward] was lonely,” Ingrid said.

“One year on his birthday he went to have breakfast with the queen and nothing was said. No card, no present. She didn't know it was his birthday.”

But after a royal aide was made aware the queen had forgotten the big day a phone call was made, and the prince received his gift a few hours later, the Mirror reports.

The incident reportedly took place when Prince Edward was in his 20s.

“If it had been Prince Edward’s 20th or his 30th, his mother wouldn’t have forgotten,” Ingrid said.

Royal historian Piers Brendon also featured on the show, claiming that Prince Andrew has always been the queen's favourite child, according to the Daily Mail.

“Prince Andrew is obviously the queen’s favourite son,” Piers said.

“He was heroic during the Falklands War – she clearly has a soft spot for him. Andy skipped university and went straight to naval college, which went down well with his naval officer father.”

Sources: Mirror, Express, Daily Mail

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