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ROYAL TRIVIA RAVING RULERS

Here are some more interesting facts about the British Royal Family. Extracts taken from the book We Are Amused: A Royal Miscellany by Brian Hoey.

The Queen doesn't like men in loafers, and prefers dark suits to brown ones. The Queen also hates her staff wearing waistcoats!

AOne of the things the Queen really can't stand is clip-on bow ties It's said that she can spot one at 20 paces.

Both the Queen and Philip dislike long sermons. Priests are warned to make them less than 12 minutes long. Philip is reported to have once said that "the soul cannot absorb what the posterior cannot tolerate."

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (203) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: learn about some words with more than one meaning. Plus, 10 expressions, 10 useful words for talking about the bathroom, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Monarchy – some interesting gossip. • Grammar – passives with “have”. • Driving – number plates. • Functional language – persuasion. • Humour – award ceremonies that go wrong. • History – crazy rulers. • Actors – Colin Firth. • Romance – chat-up lines. • Culture – museums from around the world. • Psychology – noise. • Language – clichés. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!