‘You are as old as you feel’: Queen turns down ‘oldie of the year award’ with brilliant letter
20 Oct 2021
Queen Elizabeth poses for a photograph.
Gulf Today Report
The Queen has turned down an annual award honouring the “Oldie of the Year” because she believes “you are as old as you feel”.
The awards – hosted every year by The Oldie, a magazine targeted at the elderly – celebrate the lifetime achievements of notable “old” people with past recipients including Mary Berry and Amanda Barrie.
In a letter addressed to the magazine, The Queen’s secretary said: “Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.”