On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II marks a milestone when she becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history. But that’s not news. This is: QE2 is a fan of “Downton Abbey” and even nitpicks historical details.
The queen, 89, “loves to pick out the mistakes,” says Brian Hoey, one of her biographers.
“The queen did notice on one episode that there was a young so-called British officer wearing medals which had not been awarded when he was supposed to be alive,” Hoey told People magazine. “He was fighting in the First World War and the medals on his chest did not come in until the Second World War.”
Elizabeth will surpass Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days on Sept. 9.
The final season of “Downton Abbey” will premiere Sept. 20 in the United Kingdom. American viewers will again wait for next year.
— ♛ Mary ♛ (@princesspleats) September 4, 2015
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