09 Jun 2016
Queen reveals grandchildren lend a helping hand with technology


Subject: Queen reveals grandchildren lend a helping hand with technology


When it come to newfangled technology, the Queen has revealed that she relies on a helping hand from her grandchildren.

Speaking to a guest at today's garden party the Queen admitted needing a bit of help from one of her eight grandchildren when using a computer.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh chat to guests at the garden party Credit: PA

The Queen made the admission to guest Barbara Wilkins, from Southend-on-Sea, who was invited to the second garden party of the year due to her work with young children.

Although 82-years-old Mrs Wilkins is still busy running nursery schools. She chatted to the Queen about how children had changed over the years.

I said they are all digital these days, and instead of sitting at the dining room table having conversations like I did with my children, they are sitting on the settee with their teas on their knees and watching television.

She said she doesn't like them to be on computers all the time, they need social skills. She said she gets her grandchildren to help her out.


Despite a man scaling the walls of Buckingham Palace yesterday evening, and spending several minutes in the gardens, today's party went smoothly, with 8,000 guests attending.

At a typical garden party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed.