Sarah Rainey went through archives and found personal remarks of The Queen which The Daily Telegraph published on Her Majesty's Accession Day. Here are just a few examples:
When knighting FA Premier League chairman David Richards at Buckingham Palace in November 2006, the Queen reportedly said: “Football’s a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas? But it’s a wonderful game.”
On modern technology:
When international development secretary Clare Short’s pager went off at a Privy Council meeting in August 1998, the Queen is said to have shaken her head and whispered: “Oh dear, I hope it wasn't anyone important.” A similar thing happened to an embarrassed guest at a Jubilee garden party: “You’d better answer that,” she said.
On meeting people:
When an MP sympathised with her for having to meet so many people every day, the Queen replied: “It’s not as difficult as it might seem. You see, I don’t have to introduce myself; they all seem to know who I am.”
All, it would seem, except one shopper in a store in Sandringham village, who remarked: “You look awfully like the Queen.” “How very reassuring,” Her Majesty is said to have replied.