The Queen is never short of one-liners, quick responses, and cheeky comments, and her wicked sense of humour allows her to connect with members of the public.
But one of her most famous jokes wasn’t the most flattering to her eldest son, Prince William, when he welcomed his first son, William.
While you would imagine that a grandmother would be full of nothing but joy at the new addition to her family, Her Majesty couldn’t help but pull a few jokes.
Princess Diana gave birth to the future king, who turns 40 next week, was at St Mary’s Hospital back in 1982.
Following the birth, new father Prince Charles was clearly besotted with his son and wrote to his second cousin, The Countess Mountbatten of Burma. He reportedly penned: “The arrival of our small son has been an astonishing experience and one that has meant more to me than I ever could have imagined.
“I am so thankful I was beside Diana’s bedside the whole time because I felt as though I’d shared deeply in the process of birth and as a result was rewarded by seeing a small creature who belonged to us even though he seemed to belong to everyone else as well.”
But it seems not everyone in the family was feeling as sentimental as the new father.
When the Queen finally got to meet her new heir, she said: “Thank heavens he hasn’t ears like his father,” reports Marie Claire.
The Prince of Wales has become well-renowned for his ears and has been cruelly taunted for many years. While the commentary is hugely unfair, his famous ears have become part of Prince Charles’s iconic image.