Her Majesty The Queen's former bodyguard is remembering the time an American hiker asked her if she'd met the Queen, and she cracked a joke.

Richard Griffin and the royal got talking to the tourists while on a walk near Balmoral Castle in Scotland, when they popped the question.

“Quick as a flash she said: ‘I haven’t, but Dick here meets her regularly’", he joked.

When the tourists asked what she was like, he responded: "oh, she can be very cantankerous at times, but she’s got a lovely sense of humour."

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