Queen Elizabeth Worries People’s Birthday Cards Don’t Arrive on Time

Her Majesty the Queen may wear a crown, have a closet that takes up an entire floor of Buckingham Palace and drink four gin and Dubonnets a day…but she has some of the same fears as us common folk.

Take, for instance, one worry that she revealed this morning during her official appearance to open the new Centenary Development at the Haig Housing Trust in London.


After a months-long summer vacation at her Scottish home castle of Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth was back to her royal duties on Friday. She wore a bright blue coatdress with matching hat featuring a plume of peacock-green feathers on the front (veryyy "I'm BACK, y'all!!!" vibes) for the occasion.

The Haig Housing Trust in South London's Merton borough was set up to provide military veterans, ex-service personnel and their families with much-needed accommodations.

While at the event, the queen stopped to chat with 100-year-old WWII veteran Ken Souter, who flew planes for the Royal Air Force in North Africa. The former military personnel showed the queen his birthday card that she had personally signed for him. ICYMI: The queen sends personally signed birthday cards to any centenarian British citizen (and those turning 105 and every year thereafter, too)…and it requires a team of at least seven people.

According to royal correspondent Rebecca English, Queen Elizabeth said she was "glad to see" he had received his birthday card from the monarch. 

The 93-year-old queen went on to reveal a big fear of hers, and we find it so relatable: That she “always worried” about whether the centenarian cards she personally signs arrived on time. Awww.

A royal Gan-Gan worried about birthday cards arriving on time. The purest thing you'll hear all day.

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