It is no secret to anyone that Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving monarch on the throne in British history and recently declined to receive the “Oldie of the Year” award as she says she does not meet “the relevant criteria”.
The 95 year old monarch rejected the recognition “politely but firmly” and sent a message to the Oldie publication with her “best wishes.”
“Her Majesty believes that one is as old as one feels, as such the Queen does not believe that he meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes that he will find a more dignified recipient,” read a letter from her private assistant, Tom Laing Baker.
Next year 2022 the monarch who holds the longest reign of the nation will celebrate 70 years on the throne.
The Oldie of the Year Award has been celebrating the achievements of older people for 29 years and has been awarded to community care nurses, veteran athletes and well known figures.
It should be noted that in 2011, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 of this year, received this award.
He was 90 years old, and he said humorously:
“There is nothing better for morale than remembering that years go by faster and faster and that the parts of an old body begin to fall off.”
“But it’s nice to be remembered,” he added.
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