A group of students from Australia presented the British queen, who is now 92 years old, with a special mechanical hand for waiving, a few years ago, as her only daughter revealed in a recent book release about one of the most famous monarchs in the world.
Princess Anne told Robert Hardman, the author of the book “Queen of the World,” that the scholars gave her “a stuffed glove on a wooden lever so you could tweak the end of the lever and this hand went to and fro.”
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"I think they thought it was cheeky, but Her Majesty was thrilled," the princess said, as cited by the outlet Daily Mirror.
According to the author of the book, quoted by the tabloid, Elizabeth II “was rather taken with it.” He implied that the tricky device was brought to the castle Balmoral, where he spends every summer holiday, but found it difficult to answer if she had ever relied on the fake hand.
"I don’t think she ever used it in public, but I hear it became a much-loved family joke,” he told the media.