Children have no idea what the Queen does all day!
The majority of children know what the Jubilee is but 70 per cent of them have no idea what the Queen does all day.
In fact if children had one question they could ask the Queen, “What do you do all day?” closely followed “What is it like being Wueen?” as the most common thing they wanted to know.
According to nearly 3 in 10 children from schools across the UK, the Queen spends her days sitting on her throne, relaxing or watching television.
Research conducted for Galt Toys by leading child research experts ChildWise, found that school children had varied views about the Queen’s average day. Suggestions range from drinking tea all day and playing with corgis, to the more unlikely ideas such as playing compuer games, polishing her crown and diamonds, counting her money and chewing bubblegum. Others viewed her as a more traditional grandmother figure, knitting, gardening, cleaning her kitchen and looking after her grandchildren.
Mystery also surrounds what the Queen carries in her handbag. She actually carries a handkerchief, lipstick, tiny mirror and a copy of the day’s programme in her bag but 43 per cent of children thought she would carry a mobile phone. Other suggestions included an extra crown, and 3 per cent of children even thought she’d carry a dog or a gun. Wet wipes, pepper spray and bars of gold were also suggested.
John McDonnell, Managing Director at Galt Toys, said: “It is wonderful that children have such enthusiasm for the Diamond Jubilee but given how hard the Queen works it is interesting that the majority of children felt being Queen is a relaxing occupation. It is clear that there is still an air of mystery surrounding the Royal family for the younger generations.”
16 per cent of children think the Queen has a different crown for every day of the week, and 27 per cent think it is kept in a box on top of her wardrobe. The majority of children(68%) agree that the Queen has someone whose sole job it is to look after her crowns.