Isabel II refuses the “Old Woman of the Year” award because she doesn’t feel old
At the age of 95, Queen Elizabeth II “politely but firmly” refused to honor her “Oldie of the Year” because she did not feel old.
“One is as old as one feels”, British sovereignty was declared.
Her private secretary, Tom Laing Baker, sent a letter to the magazine presenting the award, The Oldie, that King “does not believe she meets the relevant criteria so that he can accept it.”
Elizabeth II “hopes to find a more suitable recipient,” adds the letter, which the publication revealed.
Her answer contradicts her husband’s, Duke of Edinburgh, when he accepted the award with good humor in 2011 at the age of 90.
said the Duke on that occasion, who died last April at the age of 99.
Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926 She is the longest-lived sovereign in British history and will celebrate her platinum jubilee next year. which will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the throne.
Despite her advanced age, the Head of State continues to fulfill her official obligations on a daily basis. This Tuesday he held two sessions via videoconference from his residence at Windsor Castle, with the Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Hajime Hayashi, and with the European Union, Joao Val de Almeida.
Later, she will host a reception for business leaders who attended the World Investment Summit in London.
The Old Woman of the Year award has been given to seniors for 29 years. who have made remarkable contributions to society.
Previous winners include former British Conservative Prime Minister John Major, English artist David Hockney and British-American actress Olivia de Havilland.