A little perk for the Queen

A happy monarch dressed for Spring
Greece
May 12, 2016 3:14pm CST
It made a pleasant change to see a photo of the Queen enjoying herself at the Royal Windsor Horse show. A skilled horsewoman herself the Queen is noted for her love of horses, she was especially delighted as her horse won the first prize and she was presented with a voucher for 50 pounds to spend in Tescos! Dressed casually with a scarf round her head and a huge smile on her face it was obvious that it was not the money that mattered but the fact that her horse had won the prize. I expect the voucher will be passed on to whoever groomed the horse and it seems a pity that she cannot enjoy the simple pleasure of spending the money personally. If she ever was able to go into Tesco’s and spend her little windfall I wonder what she would choose?
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@MALUSE (43423)
• Uzbekistan
12 May 16
That would be a good topic for a discussion: Would you like to be the Queen or be able to shop undisturbed in a supermarket? I'd choose the supermarket.
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• United States
13 May 16
Can't we have both? Maybe alternate. Be a commoner most of the time, but two or three times a year be the queen for a week or so.
• Greece
13 May 16
I think that her life would be more fulfilling if she could keep her wealth without the handicap of being 'Royal.'
• Greece
13 May 16
I think her life would be better if she could keep her wealth and lose her 'royal' status. She would be free to mix with anyone anywhere then.
@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
12 May 16
She would probably buy dog treats for her Corgi dogs.
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• Greece
13 May 16
That's a thought but it was a horse not a dog that deserves the treat.
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@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
13 May 16
@41CombedaleRoad Well, all dogs deserve a treat just for being, but the horse definitely needs an apple or two.
@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
12 May 16
She does look likes she's enjoying herself... she is so pretty with a smile on her face!!
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@Jdaw1985 (3990)
• Harrells, North Carolina
12 May 16
I did not hear about this. If it were me and i was not able to spend it my self then i might would have framed it if it was the first time that she got something like that. Then all the rest i would give away so someone that really did something to get it would get the use of it.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
It's good that she can go to a show like this and enjoy herself.
• Greece
13 May 16
The press photographers seem to go for her more sober faces, such a pity when the smile is so nice.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
14 May 16
@41CombedaleRoad Yes, she often looks a bit grumpy.
• United States
13 May 16
Perhaps another lovely hat? Do they sell those there?
• Greece
13 May 16
I doubt if she could even find a scarf in Tescos.
@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
12 May 16
I hear that she dines on a tray in front of the TV so I expect it might be TV dinners lol!!
• Greece
13 May 16
Tea on a tray in a Palace is not an easy thing to imagine..
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@renicemae (3558)
• Philippines
20 Apr
The perks of being Royal...... I'm a fan
@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May 16
I read on another post that the Queen had been watching horses go round and round but they didn't say it was the Royal Windsor Horse show. I don't know if she still rides but she did right up until quite recently. Maybe she still is. She is a national treasure i think.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
14 May 16
I renmember a couple of yeasrs ago the cameras were on her when her horse won. She was so excited - it was a very rare moment.
@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
14 May 16
If she goes to Tesco, she will probably buy a sack of potato chips and other junk food to indulge. That will make news, and everyone will look at the Queen fondly
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
13 May 16
I'm pretty sure that protocol would suggest she donate the prize to charity.
@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
13 May 16
Some for the babies I bet. Glad her horse won.
@KristenH (24906)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
12 May 16
What a treat to see the queen in person. Maybe some toys for her great-grandkids, George and Charlotte.