Elizabeth II died on 8 September 2022, taking her secret with her: a letter written by her hand in 1986, with a mysterious content, which has been on the headlines of the British press for a few days. The reason ? This missive unknown to the general public can only be opened in 2085, in just 63 years.
Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96 and, since then, in addition to the many tributes, unusual details about the late British ruler have resurfaced in recent days. Among these is the story of a mysterious letter written by the queen herself. Few know of the existence of this letter, which cannot be opened “only in 2085”according to the instructions of the late Her Graceful Majesty, reports the British newspaper The daily mail.
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To fully understand this story, one must go back to November 1986. Elizabeth II was then on an official trip to Australia. During her journey, she made a stopover in Sydney, the largest city in the country. During her visit to the city, the Queen visits the Queen Victoria Building, a building built in the 19th centuryAnd century, under the reign of her ancestor, Queen Victoria. The building had just benefited from major renovations and reopened its doors to the public, with great fanfare.
On this occasion, the Sovereign wrote a secret letter by hand, with “the strict instruction not to open it before 2085”, accurate The daily mail. A very mysterious letter, because according to the British newspaper, “even his staff and the most trusted advisors don’t know what he wrote”. A real time capsule that the general public, the royal family and hopefully the future King George will only discover in six decades!
This historic missive is still preserved in 2022 at the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. From the moment of the passage of Elizabeth II, the letter is framed in a glass case located in a reserved area of the building and only the instructions of the mother of Charles III are visible.
Who is this letter for?
The instructions visible to all are short but very clear. Note that this real word is meant for the “Honorable Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia”. According to the Australian media news.com, we can also read the following instructions: “Good morning. On the day of your choice in the year 2085, please open this envelope and pass on my message to the citizens of Sydney for them.”
This mysterious letter is authentic, the British press points out, because the instructions are hand-signed, with the queen’s name. A signature that she always used when she picked up the pen, both to sign international treaties and, as here, for other messages.