If you weren’t already convinced that Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II was a sneaky little devil (what with her secret ), wait until you find out what plans she’s got hidden up her sleeve come the .
Last night, aired its documentary Diana to Meghan: Royal Wedding Secrets which revealed the Queen has planned to hide something very specific in the flowers inside St George’s Chapel, Windsor and at the reception.
Having chosen flowers including for their big day, Queen Elizabeth will reportedly hide microphones amongst Harry and Meghan's floral arrangements.
Yes, microphones. Would you believe it?
Grant Harrold, former butler to Prince Charles, told how the Queen prefers for microphones to be out of sight during speeches at state banquets. As a result, it’s expected HRH will keep up tradition at her grandson’s nuptials.
The documentary voiceover stated: ‘Maintaining standards is the job of the butlers… and their boss.’
Grant then explained: ‘Even on some occasions, it is known that the Queen will even go around and check the tables.
‘She’ll go around for a final inspection. With state banquets, she will go around and make sure that everything is how it should be. So she’s quite strict with that kind of thing.
‘She’s got a very good eye for attention to detail and there’s microphones in the flowers for when people do speeches.’
He continued: ‘So that’s where the actual microphones are. She always makes sure that you can’t see them. She’s been doing it for years. She’s a fantastic hostess. She knows exactly what to look for. She will notice if anything is not in place, if something’s not been done right. She will pick up on it.’
In a previous ITV documentary, Our Queen at Ninety, the Queen spoke about the hidden microphones and organising a banquet.
Discussing spotlights ahead of a banquet in the Buckingham Palace ballroom, the Queen was seen to arrive to carry out inspections.
A narrator explained said: ‘The royal attention to detail extends to the lighting and even the positioning of microphones hidden in the flowers.’
Discussing how her tactic of hiding microphones in floral arrangements came about, the Queen explained: ‘In the old days they used to march up the middle and plonk them down in front of me.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding will take place on 19 May in Windsor.
Is anyone else expecting some Mission Impossible like planting of microphones in the church from the Queen? Just us,then.