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What's Queen Elizabeth Really Like?

What's Queen Elizabeth Really Like?

The Queen "has the ability to laugh at herself."

The Queen "is much livelier in private than what the public sees," according to PEOPLE Magazine.

Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, chatted with the publication about who Queen Elizabeth really is behind closed doors.

According to Smith, the Queen isn't afraid to crack a joke or laugh at herself.

PEOPLE says:

"Not long after Prince Charles' 1981 wedding to Princess Diana, a rerun of the ceremony was playing on TV during a party in London that the monarch was attending. Spotting herself on the screen, "The Queen said, 'Oh, there's my Miss Piggy face,' " Bedell Smith recalls. "She has the ability to laugh at herself."

And what about R & R? Well, according to the Queen's close friend and equine adviser Monty Roberts, she spends her downtime with her pet dorgi and horses.

Roberts said:

"She goes into a peaceful mode when she is with horses."

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