This is well known to be true

The Queen is merely ‘a countryside woman of limited intelligence’, the writer of hit royal series The Crown has claimed.
In remarks sure to raise eyebrows amongst the millions of fans of the hit show, screenwriter Peter Morgan has insisted the monarch ‘would have much preferred looking after her dogs and breeding horses to being queen’.
‘If you had told me I would be doing this, I would have told you it was mad, hallucinogenic conjecture’, Mr Morgan – known for his republican sentiments – mused in the Sunday Times magazine.
‘I wouldn’t have guessed there would be anything more to say about this countryside woman of limited intelligence who would have much preferred looking after her dogs and breeding horses to being Queen.’

No one really has said over the years that Our Brenda has a towering intellect. She’s not going to be extending Wittgenstein, nor Einstein.

She is canny though, as many have also noted.

There is though a certain amusement at Fritz himself, married as he was to one of the Princesses Schwartzenberg, having a pop at the system of aristocracy and monarchy.

40 comments on “This is well known to be true

  1. The Queen is merely ‘a countryside woman of limited intelligence’, the writer of hit royal series The Crown has claimed.

    You know, I must claim a slight interest in this – my Grandmother was also a countryside woman of limited education. Intelligence is harder to measure, but I know what they mean.

    I mention it because I would not want anyone to think that what I am about to say comes from a place of anger rather than a deep sense of scientific objectivity and dispassionate interest in British politics. So it is with a profound sense of the need for constructive political discourse in Britain that I say Mr Morgan is a c*nt.

    Actually he is worse than that. He is the dripping liquid from a leperous, syphilitic 47 year old wh0re’s c*nt. On a good day.

    What he means is that Mrs Windsor is not one of Us. That is, she is not an effete, over-credentialed metropolitan Fag Hag like the author. She is just an ordinary person.

    A fact that some of us think is to her better advantage rather than a disqualifying factor.

  2. In the rather good Victoria on ITV, the queen remarked to Lord M that she wished she was more intelligent (I think she said intelligent – it might have been clever). Intelligence is not wisdom, Ma’am, replies Lord M. The queen is carefully briefed discusses matters with PMs, and generally is very well informed. Wisdom comes from experience.

  3. The Lord save us from people who want to be in charge. The best person to be in charge is someone who doesn’t really want to be, but has the sense of duty to carry it through, which we appear to have gotten in spades since 1952. She will be sorely missed, I have grave doubts about the heir, the heir but one is more promising.

  4. Not sure I agree with you Jim. In fact I think the heir has learned the role of duty and if you look at some of the better work he has done (Prince’s Trust, Poundbury, estate management etc) he does seem to care about the ordinary man – albeit in a rarefied way. His eldest, by contrast, seems to have the worst of both parents. Neither intellect by birth, nor wisdom by age. Emoting like his mother and entitled like his father, he strikes me at least as a sulky man child married to a fembot.

  5. In fact I’d say that was a a pretty good specification for the job.

    Wanted – Head of State. Must own at least 3 dogs (applicants with a self bred pack will be favourably viewed) and have lived and worked in the countryside for at least 20 years, preferably since birth. Must be able to ride a horse, and have an intimate knowledge of country sports.

  6. “I have grave doubts about the heir” – agree. There’s much potential for crises if Charles pursues peculiar and novel notions. And someone who quite intentionally perjures their marriage oath from the beginning might find all the other duty stuff a bit of a challenge but we’ll have to see.

  7. “What he means is that Mrs Windsor is not one of Us. That is, she is not an effete, over-credentialed metropolitan Fag Hag like the author. She is just an ordinary person.”

    I’ve seen a few of Peter Morgan’s works and I think he’s hugely overrated. Any damn fool can take existing stories and fit them into a conventional storytelling narrative. His success has mostly been down to the excellent casting he’s had: Frank Langella as Nixon, Daniel Bruhl as Nikki Lauda, Michael Sheen as David Frost, and Helen Mirren as The Queen.

    He wrote both Rush and Frost/Nixon and both are by-the-numbers adaptations, twisting stories into standard Hollywood structures. Frost/Nixon is bollocks, frankly. It bears no resemblance to the real situation with David Frost and Richard Nixon. There was no chess match between them. It was all agreed in advance.

    And likewise, there was never this deep animosity between Hunt and Lauda. He just fitted that story into the standard wild man vs machine thinker narrative. The only reasons to watch Rush are the terrific sound work and Daniel Bruhl’s excellent performance as Lauda.

    He’s just a well-connected bloke, not the British David Mamet. Jane Goldman shits better screenplays than Morgan does.

  8. I don’t think any of the Royal Family have pretended to be intellectuals. They have other aspects to their character.
    Hand-eye coordination – to shoot – yes.
    Mechanically capable – to fly helicopters – yes.
    Brave – navy and army, front-line in war – yes.
    Dutiful – undoubtedly.

    I often recall the observation that you won’t find any idea so stupid (or cruel) that you won’t find an intellectual who believes it. (Don’t know who said it originally).

  9. MT: having been to Poundbury without realising its heritage until I got there, it struck me as utterly weird and anachronistic. When I saw ‘Duchy of Cornwall’ in one corner of a street plan, all became clear. Reading up about it, it seems it’s not an unalloyed benefit for the residents either. Also, it was pretty much a ghost town when we were there.

  10. @Jim: DNA said it best:

    The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
    To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
    To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

  11. Those who ascribe “limited intelligence” to others seem to think their own intelligence is unlimited. Invariably, such people overestimate their own talents and abilities and exemplify the Dunning-Kruger effect.

  12. The modern British media is a circle jerk of mediocre minds who all think the same way, who all believe themselves to be geniuses, and convince each other they are.

  13. Royalty generally are not always the brightest sparks. Some of this has to do with inbreeding much with the way that they are educated. Brenda and Yvonne were both taught at home by tutors. Princess Lillibet was not supposed to be Queen and so didn’t have crown-wearing lessons or anything of that sort. King George V doted on her, while being a terror to his children he turned into the archetypal kindly old gent when confronted with his grandchildren.

    There is a story that my late missus liked to tell: her British grandfather was a director at the company that serviced the lifts in Buck House. Sometime in the early-1930s, as one of the engineers crawled out of the pit, he noticed a little girl had been standing in the corridor intently watching him while he worked.
    “You’re a pretty little girl.” He said
    “I’m a princess !” Answered Lillibet
    At that point, to his horror, Queen Mary hoved into view and said “Yes and one day we hope she’ll grow up to be a lady !”

    OK one last comment. Franz Josef of Austria once told Theodore Roosevelt “I am the last monarch of the Old School. It is my job to protect my people from the politicans.”

  14. Nothing but respect for the Queen. As someone says above, the best person for the role is someone who doesn’t want it, but has the sense of duty (and servant-hood even) to carry it through to the bitter end.

  15. I’ve never met the Queen. have no idea if she is incredibly stupid or incredibly clever.

    But she’s never publicly expressed opinions that make her look like a sour-mouthed cunt.

    Which puts her one up on Peter Morgan.

  16. HM is not *merely* anything (well, except a rather good human being).
    I am of limited intelligence: so are you and Stephen Hawking and Andrew Wiles.

  17. The Queen had the measure of Margaret Thatcher ; found her
    too full of herself and got people like the Commonwealth Heads of State to laugh at her.After the Credit Crunch she also berated the Economists with: “Something this big and none of you saw it coming?”.

  18. Tractor Gent said:
    “having been to Poundbury … it seems it’s not an unalloyed benefit for the residents either. Also, it was pretty much a ghost town when we were there.”

    People want to live there. Local estate agent told me houses there sell for a 20% premium over the surrounding market.

    And don’t know when you were last there,; it used to be pretty dead, but now it’s got bigger there’s a lot more going on; shops, cafes, a pub; I was there in the summer, taken to a decent coffee place by someone on a Saturday mid-morning; whole area was bustling.

    Personally I don’t much like the place, but it does seem to be a success.

  19. HM is most of the Commonwealth Heads of State. Also she is better-mannered and better at asking questions than Mr Reed “Why did you not see this comingh?”

  20. Bloke on M4
    Jane Goldman shits better screenplays than Morgan does.

    She must have shat the last one, Kingsman:The Golden Circle was utter toilet.

  21. “oh-so-clever pricks like Blair and Obama”: oh come. Obama is tongue-tied without his teleprompter; Blair is fluent, rather dim, and terribly ignorant. Brown was a clever chap when young.

  22. @So Much For Subtlety, October 30, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Well said. Agree with all you wrote, especially:.

    …What he means is that Mrs Windsor is not one of Us. That is, she is not an effete, over-credentialed metropolitan Fag Hag like the author. She is just an ordinary person.

    A fact that some of us think is to her better advantage rather than a disqualifying factor.

  23. @Bloke on M4, October 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

    …And likewise, there was never this deep animosity between Hunt and Lauda. He just fitted that story into the standard wild man vs machine thinker narrative. The only reasons to watch Rush are the terrific sound work and Daniel Bruhl’s excellent performance as Lauda…

    Agree. Chap who played Hunt was also good, both Hunt & Lauda appeared real.

  24. After the Credit Crunch she also berated the Economists with: “Something this big and none of you saw it coming?

    But…didn’t a certain root vegetable in Ely see it coming? He said he did.

  25. @Rob

    Yes he did. The Dick-Tater is fond of reminding people that his ‘New Green Deal’ accurately predicted that a banking crisis just might be looming way before anyone else had a clue that this might even be on the horizon.

    (The New Green Deal was published in July 2008 just 16 months after the first subprime mortgage bank casualty (when New Century Financial filed for bankruptcy in April 2007) and just 10 months after the shit hit the fan in the UK with Northern Rock in September 2007).

    No-one else saw it coming.

  26. In theory I do not think that this morgan person should be thrashed by a burly manservant of the royal household, however, should I witness such a thing, I doubt that I’d hang around to give evidence to the police.

  27. @BdeF

    I have a Desmond from Leeds Uni (though not in Fine Arts). I (like to) think of it as a ‘drinkers’ degree.

    Some effort would have resulted in a better grade but that would have got in the way of the alcohol.

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