Her Majesty's Answering Machine

May 11th, 2007, 06:51 PM
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Her Majesty's Answering Machine

Reported in British Heritage this month:

"Prince William and Prince Harry apparently recorded a fake message on the answering machine of their grandmother. They were asked to help with the machine after the Queen was baffled by the technology and recorded the message:

'Hey wassup? This is Liz. Sorry I'm away from the throne. For a hotline to Philip, Press 1 - for Charles press 2, and for the Corgis press 3.'

The Queen saw the humor in the prank while thinking about who could have heard the message. Apparently Queen Elizabeth's private secretary was not so amused. The Daily Star reports he almost fell out of his chair when he heard the message."
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May 11th, 2007, 07:57 PM
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That is hilarious--makes me like those boys quite a bit--they have a bit of their mother's family in them, I think!
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May 11th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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It's kind of comforting to know that the queen is like any other grandma--inept with technology--and that the princes are like any other grandsons, playing little jokes on their relatives.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM
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Too funny. I just can't imagine the Queen having an answering machine, I don't know why, but it just seems strange to me. I wonder if I could leave her a message? LOL
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May 12th, 2007, 12:21 AM
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Loads of queens here have answering machines
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May 12th, 2007, 01:35 AM
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I would take this with a bucketful of salt, if the source is the Daily Star in the UK.

HMQ has been known to joke about getting someone younger to programme the video, but (at least for landlines) she has secretaries and switchboards.
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May 12th, 2007, 03:22 AM
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Oh Robes, I thought you were smarter than that!! Have you read the daily star? Yuk.
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May 12th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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By all accounts the Queen is an accomplished texter.

One wonders what she says or rather sez.

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May 12th, 2007, 04:19 AM
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& wot do u do ?
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May 12th, 2007, 04:20 AM
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"2.30 haydock 50 each way laughing boy" or something similar, I suspect.
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May 12th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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What extension do you press to reach the Dorgis?
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May 12th, 2007, 07:01 AM
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"Oh Robes, I thought you were smarter than that!!"

Smarter than what? Smarter than to report something I read in British Heritage? I don't get your point.
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