After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, people in the village surrounding her Balmoral residence revealed she spoke to them in the local Doric dialect with ease.
This distinctive form of the Scots language is spoken by people in the northeast of Scotland. Her Majesty was apparently so comfortable switching into this dialect that even older residents of the village close to the estate felt comfortable conversing with her.
But the Queen’s language skills weren’t just limited to local Scots dialects – and neither are those of the rest of the Royal Family.
As global diplomatic figures, they are reportedly required to know at least two languages.
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