Britain’s Queen Elizabeth dines with Women’s Institute
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was “very happy” as she attended the Women’s Institute in Norfolk.
The 89-year-old royal attends the event annually during her holiday to her Sandringham estate in East Anglia and this year, she chatted with attendees about family and gardening.
Jackie Cartledge, who sat with the Queen during the meal, said: “She was very happy. She loves coming. She talks about all sorts of things – families and gardening, all sorts of things.
“She likes to hear everyone’s views. She makes you feel very at ease which is lovely. She will be back next year. Definitely.”
During the meal, the Queen was given a birthday cake as well as a gift of a tree and a plague to celebrate her milestone birthday later this year.
Yvonne Browne, vice-president of the Institute’s Norfolk group, told PEOPLE magazine: “We’ve bought her a sweet chestnut tree and a plaque for it. We presented her the plaque and a photograph of the tree.
“We had a little bit of a joke because when she went to the Albert Hall in London last year [for the Institute’s 100th birthday] she had difficulty cutting the cake. I said to her, ‘I hope you can cut this, Ma’am.’ And the knife went in easily so that was good!”