The two people who can always ‘get through’ to the Queen revealed—and one isn’t even a royal!

The Queen’s most-called people have been revealed by a royal commentator

Queen Elizabeth II visits the RHS Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 22, 2017 in London, England
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The Queen reportedly has two contacts that can always “get through” to her, no matter where she is and one of her most-called people might come as a surprise to royal fans.  


The Queen is said to have two people she calls the most and who she “always” answers the phone to, no matter where in the world she is. Throughout the pandemic, Her Majesty has been delighting fans with her use of technology, with the royals carrying out over half their engagements via video call last year. This includes many conducted by the Queen, with sweet clips often posted on the Royal Family’s official social media pages. 

After the Queen sprained her back in recent weeks, she has been once again taken to video call for “light” duties at Windsor Castle. Though one thing most royal fans won’t have ever seen is the monarch using her cell phone. She’s understood to have one encrypted with anti-spyware to prevent anyone hacking into it, whilst the Queen's grandchildren, Prince William and Prince Harry, supposedly taught her how to text. And it seems that there are certain contacts who the Queen keeps in touch with the most. 

Queen Elizabeth II, wearing a white protective coat (R), is shown a new product, at the final testing before packaging test area during her tour of the RIM (Research In Motion) factory that produces the Blackberry mobile communications handset

Queen Elizabeth II is shown a new product during her 2010 tour of the Research In Motion factory that produces the Blackberry mobile communications handset. 

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As reported by Express.co.uk (opens in new tab), a royal expert has revealed just who the Queen contacts most on her multiple phones and one might come as a surprise to many royal fans. Opening up to Royally US presenter Christina Garibaldi, royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdotti shared that the Queen’s phone is also reportedly “packed” with anti-spyware to protect her calls from unwanted ears. 

He claimed, “Apparently the Queen has two people who she speaks to the most on her phones and she also apparently has a mobile phone which is said to be Samsung packed with anti-hacker encryption by MI6 so nobody can hack into her phone.”

And when it comes to which two people in her inner circle can always get through to Her Majesty, whilst many might expect several of the Queen’s children to make the list, only one of them actually does. The monarch’s only daughter Princess Anne was the royal who worked the hardest in 2020 and it seems she’s one of those Her Majesty speaks to most regularly.

Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal gesture during a visit to The Childrens Wood Project in Glasgow on June 30, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal gesture during a visit to The Childrens Wood Project in Glasgow on June 30, 2021

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As a senior royal who’s 17th in the royal line of succession and recently snagged a brand new royal role, it is understandable that the Princess Royal would be high up on her royal mother’s most-called list. Though the other person who can reportedly always reach the Queen wherever she may be is not Princess Anne’s siblings or any of the Queen’s grandchildren.   

"[T]he two people she phones the most is said to be her daughter Princess Anne and her racing manager John Warren,” the royal commentator continued. “He is the son-in-law of the Queen’s friend, the late Earl of Carnarvon and his home was Highclere castle in Berkshire which viewers of TV may know better as Downton Abbey.” 

Queen Elizabeth II with her racing manager, John Warren watch the racing from the royal balcony at the Epsom Derby

Queen Elizabeth II with her racing manager, John Warren watch the racing from the royal balcony at the Epsom Derby in 2019.

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Jonathan added, “So this is apparently who can get through to the Queen from anywhere in the world, if he calls, she answers.”

The Queen is known for her love of horses and reports have previously suggested that she likes being kept up-to-date on her race horses’ progress. With John Warren overseeing all of Her Majesty’s racing and breeding interests, it's perhaps no wonder that the monarch likes to be contactable by him at all times!

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