The queen’s goddaughter told about the incredible memory of the “thoughtful” monarch.”
Victoria Pryor, 68, is the daughter of the late Queen’s niece, Margaret Rhodes, who was a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother and one of Her Majesty’s closest confidants.
Victoria, based in Norfolk, who is one of the Queen’s 30 godchildren, reminisced about her memories with the Queen on today’s Good Morning Britain as the second day of the monarch’s platinum jubilee kicks off.
Victoria revealed that the Queen has an “amazing” memory and never forgets the people she meets. And when Victoria’s grandniece was christened last month, the Queen was there and looked ‘amazing’.
Norfolk-based Victoria Pryor, who is one of the Queen’s 30 godchildren, reminisced about life with the Queen today on Good Morning Britain as the second day of the monarch’s platinum jubilee kicks off.
Victoria Pryor, 68, on her wedding day in 1999. She is the daughter of the late Margaret Rhodes, pictured in blue alongside the Queen Mother, the Queen Mother’s lady-in-waiting and one of the Queen’s closest confidants.
“Of course I don’t know her as well as Mom, but she is so thoughtful and kind and has helped so many people,” Victoria told the show.
‘And her memory; She remembers everything about all of us and everyone she goes to. She’s incredible that way and she can talk to anyone,” she added.
The queen’s goddaughter added that she giggles ‘very easily’ and that the Queen Mother, who passed away in 2002, was ‘super funny’.
Victoria, who spent most of her childhood in Balmoral with the royal family, added that the Queen is a devoted godmother and always gets her a present at Christmas.
Revealing that the Queen has an ‘amazing’ memory and never forgets the people she meets, Victoria revealed that the monarch attended her grandniece’s christening and looked ‘amazing’.
Margaret was there when a triumphant Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret attended V Day celebrations in London and “danced the conga around the Ritz,” Victoria revealed. ‘It was just unbelievable’
Some of the Queen’s 30 Godchildren
Guy Rupert Gerard Nevill (1945-1993)
Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (born 1945)
Charles Strachey, 4th Baron O’Hagan (born 1945)
Julian Hardinge, 4th Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (born 1945)
Elizabeth Lavinia Sara King (born 1946)
Rosemary Elizabeth Elphinstone (born 1947)
Sandra Elizabeth Zia Butter (born 1948)
Edward Philip Gerald Hay (born 1949)
The Hon Michael-John Knatchbull (born 1950)
David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood (born 1950)
Caroline Elizabeth Longman (born 1951)
Elizabeth Georgina Gail Villiers (born 1952)
Elizabeth Harriet Colville (born 1952)
Henry Alan Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland (1953-1995)
Victoria Ann Rhodes (born 1953)
The Lady Virginia Mary Elizabeth FitzRoy (born 1954)
Christopher Abel Smith (born 1954)
Princess Friederike of Hanover (born 1954)
George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon (born 1956)
Alice Dugdale (born 1957)
Fergus Leveson-Gower, 6th Earl of Granville (born 1959)
Katherine Elizabeth Somervell (born 1961)
James Arthur Hussey (born 1961)
David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (born 1961)
Edwina Victoria Louise Hicks (born 1961)
James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (born 1964)
The Hon. Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer (born 1964)
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (born 1983)
She revealed that the monarch once gave her a game of Twister, but chuckled when she admitted they’d never played it together.
Victoria added that the Queen showed her the honor of attending her grandniece’s christening last month.
She said it was ‘lovely’ to see her and ‘she looked and looked great.
“And her skin is so amazing. We were incredibly lucky, she was so kind to come for that,” she added.
Her mother, Margaret Rhodes, who died in 2016, was the Queen’s cousin and became one of her closest confidants.
“She was the same age as the Queen, she spent so much time with the Queen and Princess Margaret,” she said.
“They became very, very good friends, best friends,” Victoria added.
Margaret was there when a triumphant Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret attended V Day celebrations in London and “danced the conga around the Ritz,” Victoria revealed.
“It was just incredible, it was like Cinderella in reverse and nobody knew who they were, that Mama was with two princesses,” she said.
“Eventually someone went back to tell the king and queen they were up front,” she added.
“Mum spent a lot of time with them in Scotland and in her last years she lived at Buckingham Palace and spent a lot of time at Windsor Castle.”
“In the last few years, when my father died, the Queen kindly offered her a place in Windsor Great Park and Mama was so grateful to her.
“Then she became a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother and had a very fine 30 years in Windsor Great Park.