Queen Elizabeth II (95 years old) refused to accept an award dedicated to the elderly that a British magazine wanted to give her, as the British crown prince considered it not meeting the standards, stressing that “a person’s age is what he feels”, according to the publication that bears the name “” The Oldie”.
And this magazine revealed that it had proposed to Buckingham Palace to present its “The Oldie of the Year” award to the Queen on the throne nearly seven decades ago.
On Tuesday, the publication published the rejection letter it received on August 21, from Balmoral Castle, Scotland, where the Queen spends the last part of the summer, and it bears the signature of her assistant private secretary, Tom Ling Baker.
“Her Majesty the Queen considers that a person’s age is what he feels and therefore does not believe that she meets the criteria that would allow her to accept” the award, the letter said.
Elizabeth II recently participated in a number of public activities after she spent successive periods of stone in Windsor Palace near London, despite speculation that she would stay away from such activities after the death of her husband Philip last April.
Last week, she was seen walking with a cane in her first public appearance since 2004.