Queen Elizabeth plays a cheeky prank on a group of American tourists!

Queen Elizabeth is a secret prankster who once played a joke on a group of American tourists she bumped into during a walk.

One of the Queen’s bodyguards has revealed that the 93-year-old monarch was walking through the grounds of Balmoral Castle where she spends her summers, away from the hustle and bustle of London.

As she was walking around, dressed in her tweed country clothes and wearing a headscarf, the monarch met a group of American tourists who clearly did not recognise Her Majesty when she was not wearing her crown and regal clothes!

Queen Elizabeth II in her signature headscarf

Queen Elizabeth II wears her headscarf

They asked the sweet old lady if she had ever met the Queen during her walks.

With a glint in her eye, the Queen denied she had ever seen her but she gestured towards her protection officer and told the group that “this policeman has”.

The protection officer — longtime royal staff member Richard Griffin — shared the story with The Times newspaper and added that the tourists remained totally oblivious to the real identity of the little old lady they had been chatting to and carried on walking without ever knowing they had just been chatting to Queen Elizabeth II!

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II share a joke

Kate Middleton laughing with The Queen

We wonder if the Queen shared that story with the rest of the Royal Family afterwards?

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