An old video of The Queen saying 'nah' is going viral

A viral video of the Queen is showing her more nonchalant side

The Queen (wearing her Vanguard Rose Brooch which she received in 1944 from Messrs John Brown and Co. when she launched HMS Vanguard) attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match and a carriage driving display by the British Driving Society at Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn on July 11, 2021 in Egham, England.
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When we think of the royal family most of us see them as prim and proper, but a viral video of the Queen is showing her in a more casual light.

TikTok user @arksteriff is reminding us all of a hilarious moment the Queen shared with her portrait artist. As she sat posing while Harris painted her, the Queen commented that she “sees herself aging” in front of herself. As Harris continued painting away, he asked her “does that bother you?” to which she unexpectedly responded with a simple, “nah.”

The TikToker couldn’t help but laugh over how indifferent the Queen sounded, even captioning the video “The Queen answering a question like every bloke in the U.K. Can't get over the Queen saying ‘nah.'”


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Clearly, others are obsessed with the video too as it’s garnered over 2.3 million views on the app. The comment section also has labeled the Queen as “legendary” while others have noted that it’s “the most relatable I've ever seen her.”

“She forgot she was queen for a second,” joked another commenter.

The Queen (C) considers cutting a cake with a sword, lent to her by The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho, to celebrate of The Big Lunch initiative at The Eden Project during the G7 Summit on June 11, 2021 in St Austell, Cornwall, England.

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It’s moments like these that remind us that the royal family are indeed human, just like us. Though rare, the Queen has been seen on other occasions showing her more cheeky side. That includes a more recent moment of her cutting a cake with a sword also caught on video. The moment is still talked about within the royal family as Camilla joked about the Queen’s cake cutting during the 10 year anniversary of Prince Charles’ Countryside fund.

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.