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This photo of Queen Elizabeth’s Library is like stepping back in time.


Well, this is a true fact about the British monarchy. We all know that the British monarchy is old fashioned. After all, it is based on an institution which is over a thousand years old and involves crowns and garters and baby names like George and Arthur.

But today we were indeed reminded of that quite literally. All thanks to a rare glimpse inside Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral library.


Photographers and the media meant to capture Queen Elizabeth’s meeting with Canada’s governor general-designate, Julie Payette. But unintentionally captured something else which was indeed to be looked at. It was a scene that looked straight out of the 1940’s.

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People there obsessively chronicled the space, chairs with traditional skirting and embroidered with crowns, a desk with a worn armchair, Newton’s cradle desk toy and the statues of nude athletes and much more. If you can see. in the corner is an electric space heater, which looks similar to models made in the 1920s. Although the age of this particular appliance is still unknown.

These photographs taken inside the Queen’s residence reveal how she has kept up the traditional decoration of Balmoral Castle library, with little changing since 1977.

On the mantel, stands an antique clock with a gold trim and three faces. The bookshelf too was subject to much of the inspection. Multiple outlets report that it features Sir William Fraser’s books on Scottish clansmen. It also features a photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip together.

Some pictures of the space in the 70’s show a similar scene. It even then at those times looked pretty behind the times. But well, this does prove that it’s more or less stayed the same for at least four or five decades.

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The only sign of the 21st century?

A flat-screen TV. One giant anachronism in this perfectly traditional scene. It seems like even the Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth needs her trashy reality TV time.