To say that Queen Elizabeth is a busy woman would be the understatement of the year. I can only imagine how her day-to-day calendar appears! I’m sure it’s chocked full of appointments, appearances, and meetings from the moment her feet hit the floor in the morning until she lays down at night.
Many of her tasks likely keep her on her toes, but one seems to do so more than others: looking after her great-grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. When these adorable little youngsters are around, the Queen has learned firsthand to always keep a close eye on them.
Recently in an interview with the renowned broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, she let some serious details slip about her grandchildren, causing many to reevaluate just how they thought about the royal children. For one, her comment justifies the fact that just because you’re of royal lineage doesn’t mean you’re exempt from the mischievousness that accompanies childhood.
While speaking to Attenborough, the Queen began to talk about George and Charlotte’s behavior, namely how they acted during Christmas festivities. Their biggest faux pas? Destroying the Christmas tree!
“Yes, that is always the problem. The children love knocking those [decorations] off. Well, my great-grandchildren do, anyway they enjoy themselves,” the Queen said cheerfully. Despite the destruction they adorable little ones seem to cause, she knows they’re simply enjoying the moment and having a good time.
After a bit of observation and thought, the Queen also came up with a remedy to the problem. “The great thing is to make them decorate it, and they’ll be a bit more careful.” These words of wisdom show just how much she’s learned over the years with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.