Queen comes face to face with Royal Bloomers

| 07/02/2012

q1_2130495b.jpg(Daily Telegraph): As the Queen marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, a visit to a primary school saw her introduced to a class of three and four-year-olds who had put on display several uniquely decorated large pairs of pants. On the historic milestone of her Diamond Jubilee, she could never have expected to come face to face with the Royal Bloomers. The children were inspired by the popular children’s book The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allan, which is about a little girl who imagines what royal underwear the monarch might wear for a school visit. The children had hung seven pairs of bloomers hung from a makeshift washing line in the “Royal Laundry”.

The Queen appeared amused, smiling as she said: “Oh they’re doing the washing”.

The 85-year-old monarch chose to mark the start of her jubilee year with little fanfare, taking part in two public visits in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, near her Sandringham estate.
But the low-key anniversary will be followed by official celebrations, culminating in a four-day bank holiday weekend in June.

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