"Well, who’d have thought 62 years ago when I came to the throne, I’d be signing something like this? Isn’t it wonderful?" - Queen Elizabeth II
Officially, Queen Elizabeth II has never spoken publicly about marriage equality, which is now the law of the land in England. The "royals" are supposed to remain politically nuetral. But according to Brittish comedian Stephen Fry, the queen, who will turn 90 in April, is both surprised and pleased by the historic turn of events.
Stephen was a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show last Saturday, giving an account of his own recent wedding to comedian Elliott Spencer, when he tantalized the audience with a peek into the Queen's personal opinion of gay marriage.
"It was only last summer that Her Majesty The Queen gave the Royal Assent," Stephen told the host. "When the Queen signed the Royal Assent for the Equal Marriages Act, allowing gay people to marry for the first time, she put it down and said 'Well, who’d have thought 62 years ago when I came to the throne, I’d be signing something like this? Isn’t it wonderful?'"
According to Gay Star News, Stephen characterized his source for the queen's comment as "well-founded."
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