She was fun-loving and known for having a good laugh at jokes that many of her contemporaries might have found vulgar and inappropriate. Despite her reserved, almost chillingly regal disposition in many of her depictions, in-person the monarch was warm and friendly. This was noted not only by family members, who you might expect to have received special treatment, but also by her staff and by many official and foreign dignitaries who visited the Queen. Clearly, the many burdens and responsibilities of queenship could do nothing to dull her sense of humour!
Contrary to popular belief, she had a broad sense of humour. (10/20)
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