The Queen photographed at a royal engagement at her home in Balmoral Castle [Getty]
Queen Elizabeth – who is 91 years old – has delighted royal family fans everywhere by accidentally giving an insight into her downtime.
The Queen – who is rumoured to have met grandson Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle following engagement rumours – was photographed at her home in Balmoral Castle as she shook hands with the Governor General of Australia.
Prince William’s grandmother – who reportedly has a secret Facebook account – looked impeccable in a Scottish tartan skirt, black shirt and cute red cardigan for the royal engagement.
However, eagle-eyed fans quickly pointed out there was an unexpected gadget in the room, a classic silver iPod in a docking station.
Queen Elizabeth II’s classic silver iPod can be seen in a docking station at her Balmoral home [Getty]
Followers of the Queen – who has secret privileges when it comes to driving her car – were delighted by the electronic, as Her Majesty gave a rare glimpse into her private life enjoyments.
Commenting, one fan questioned: “The Queen has an iPod???!!”
Another added: “The Queen is still rocking an iPod Classic. Naturally.”
While a third wrote: “I’ve heard about it over the years but never seen it myself – now confirmation that the Queen has an iPod (and a pair of banging speakers!)”
Queen Elizabeth II loves to listen to California Girl [Getty]
And a fourth: “Love the fact the Queen has an old iPod Classic hooked up to @Bose sound speaker in the background.”
But what does she listen to on her iPod? According to the experts it’s not what you’d expect.
Royal expert, Ingrid Seward, told Vogue magazine: “”The Queen is a big fan of musicals, traditional hymns, and Scottish ballads, and even the Beach Boys’s songs, especially California Girls.”
Is there anything more heart warming than the idea of the Queen listening to California Girls?
To find out what the Queen’s favourite junk foods are, click here.
Or for her unexpected nickname given to her by Prince Phillip, click here.