It shouldn’t be surprising that Queen ElizabethShe is very traditional in everything she does, from the clothes she chooses to her hobbies. She’s even conservative when it comes to her vocabulary. So, what’s one surprising word she finds inappropriate? “Pregnant.”
Queen Prefers A More Conservative Phrase
According to a palace source, the queen finds the word “vulgar.” What does she use instead? When speaking about pregnancy, Queen Elizabeth prefers to use the phrase “in the family way.”
She’s had plenty of opportunities to use this phrase – in addition to her four children, the queen has eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi (daughter of Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi) is the newest member to the family.
The queen has celebrated the births of many great-grandchildren in this year’s celebrations, including Lilibet Diana Mountbatten–Windsor (daughter to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) and August Philip Hawke Brooksbank (son of Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank).
The Queen’s Latest Royal Headaches
This year, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate Christmas without Prince Philip. They were married for over 70 years and are the longest-serving consorts of a British monarch.
She will celebrate the holiday with her family at Sandringham, one their estates, but there will be some notable faces absent. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be making the trip to the UK for Christmas, despite being invited.
Relations between the royal family, the Duke and Duchess are still rocky. Harry and Prince Charles were making amends when it was revealed that Harry may have been involved in the cash-for honors scandal Charles is currently in. Now, it seems the two are on worse terms than before, with Charles feeling hurt by Harry’s repeated attacks.
In addition to the charity scandal, Charles is also receiving bad press for alleged remarks he made about the complexion of Harry and Markle’s future children, though that has not been confirmed or verified. In their now-famous Oprah Winfrey interview, the couple mentioned the incident but did not name the family member who made it.
A new book claims that it was Charles. According to Christopher Andersen’s book, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William Kate Harry Meghan, the Prince of Wales asked his wife Camilla Parker Bowles what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children would look like. Camilla replied, “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain.” Allegedly, Charles replied, “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?”
The queen has had to endure a lot of tabloid headaches from her children and grandchildren this holiday season. Some wonder if Queen Elizabeth will still be here next Christmas, given the stress of the negative press and reports about her declining health.
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