The Queen of England


'The Queen of England,' Sophie said. 'You can't call her a squifflerotter or a grinksludger.'



"'The Queen of England,' Sophie said. 'You can't call her a squifflerotter or a grinksludger.'" - The BFG

Her Majesty the Queen - or Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to give her her full UK title - makes a very important royal appearance in The BFG, Roald Dahl's much-loved children's story about a Big Friendly Giant and his orphan friend Sophie.

It is to the Queen that The BFG and Sophie go for help in stopping those horrible Other Giants from gobbling up people across the world. As for the way they ask her for help - well, let's just say it involves a bad dream, a window-ledge and a white-faced, screaming maid.

The Queen is not one for screaming, though. In The BFG, she is a composed, tactful and wise lady who keeps her cool and remains relatively unfazed by the appearance of a little girl on her windowsill and a Giant in the palace gardens. She is quick to take charge of her blustering officials and instructs them to follow The BFG's plan for stopping the Other Giants. She even keeps her composure when The BFG demonstrates his whizzpopping abilities to her...

That full title is a bit of a mouthful, though, so The BFG sticks to Your Majester.

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Queen quotes

What a clever fellow you are... You are not very well educated but you are really nobody's fool, I can see that.

The Queen on The BFG 1


I prefer the bagpipes...

The Queen, on whizzpopping 1


They don't seem to have stunted his growth.

The Queen, on The BFG's diet of snozzcumbers 1


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