Queen Elizabeth II has been always praised for her dedication to the British Monarchy. Royal experts even noted that she always puts duty first above all things.
However, the British Monarch reportedly did something shocking and "un-royal" in the past when a guest visited the United Kingdom and stayed inside Buckingham Palace. As revealed, she "hid in a bush" with her corgis to avoid socializing with her guests.
According to Harper's Bazaar, the accounts of the shocking moment were shared in the new ITV royal documentary titled, Our Queen: Inside The Crown. The material, which detailed the event, just recently aired on the platform.
Royal biographer and journalist, Robert Hardman, revealed the "un-royal" moment of Queen Elizabeth II on the documentary. He asserted that this was the time when Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, visited the United Kingdom.
As explained, the 1978 visit of the Romanian First Couple was a "controversial" matter in the country. The royal expert also said that the public and press even started to "question" the foreign secretary. He also went on to describe that the media largely asked the official why "this monster" was invited by the British Government to come to the United Kingdom.
While Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles during the welcoming of the Romanian officials, what she did, inside the Buckingham Palace, only reportedly showed that she, just like many of the public, did not want Nicolae Ceaușescu in her turf.
As explained by Marie Claire, Robert Hardman went on to share that the Queen was walking her corgis on "that" morning. However, she reportedly saw her Romanian guests on the other way of her path.
In order to avoid engagements and conversations, he said that Queen Elizabeth II "hid in a bush," alongside her corgis. But, it remains unknown whether the Romanian couple saw her.
Despite the assertions that the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, "could not stand" talking to Nicolae Ceaușescu, the royal couple reportedly "went along" to do their royal duties. When the Romanian couple arrived at London's Victoria train station, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh greeted them. They also reportedly accompanied them in an "open-top carriage" back to Buckingham Palace.
The Romanian dictator and his wife were said to have stayed in Britain for four days. As for the details of their stay with the Queen and other royals, these are not entirely tackled in the new documentary.