The Queen pranked a group of tourists looking for her on the beach in the most hilarious way

One of Her Majesty's friend has revealed how the Queen pranked some curious royal fans

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The Queen pranked some royal tourists who were on the look out for her during a trip to Australia years ago and her reaction was hilarious, according to her former lady-in-waiting. 

  • Lady Pamela Hicks, the Queen's former lady-in-waiting and close friend, shared details of the moment Her Majesty played a cheeky trick on some royal onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of her. 
  • Speaking in an ITV documentary, Lady Pamela recalled how the Queen displayed her brilliant sense of humor by putting the tourists off the scent and finding it hilarious. 
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Reminiscing on the Queen's coronation tour of Australia in 1953 that she joined the monarch on all those years ago, Lady Pamela recounted that the Queen rarely had downtime that allowed her to escape from royal fans. 

Speaking in ITV documentary, My Years With The Queen, Pamela delves into her diary entries written during the big trip, sharing details of Her Majesty's rarely-seen cheeky side. 

The Queen pranked - Queen Elizabeth II (wearing her gold and ruby floral trellis brooch) watches her horse 'Sign Manual' run in and win the Dreweatts Handicap Stakes as she attends the Dubai Duty Free Raceday at Newbury Racecourse on April 19, 2013 in Newbury, England.

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Lady Pamela, who was a bridesmaid at the Queen and Prince Philip's wedding, read, "She cheered up considerably when a boatload of trippers appeared shouting whether we had seen The Queen, where is she?"

Referring to Her Majesty by her sweet childhood nickname, she continued to say, "Lilibet in slacks tore down to the beach, pointed to the other side of the island and yelled, 'she went that-a-way' and jumped up and down with joy as the boat disappeared around the corner."

The Queen pranked - Queen Elizabeth II watches her hoses 'Lancer IV' & 'Tower Bridge' compete in the Four Year Old Hunter & Heavyweight Hunter classes as she attends day 1 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England

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And years after the Queen pranked the boat of Aussie tourists, Her Majesty played a similar trick on some American holidaymakers who were on a trip to Scotland, nearby to her Balmoral Castle estate. 

According to one of her former protection officers, the Queen was asked by some unaware visitors from the States if she had ever met the Queen, during a walk in her headscarf and outdoors gear. 

According to The Times, the Queen referenced officer Richard Griffin and replied, "No... but this policeman has!"

Caitlin Elliott