Piers Morgan weighs in as the Queen firmly rejects Oldie of the Year award

Piers Morgan weighs in as the Queen firmly rejects Oldie of the Year award

Piers Morgan has stood up for The Queen after she rejected a magazine's award for Oldie of the Year.

The former Good Morning Britain host decided to show his praise for the nation's longest-reigning monarch, who is still working at 95 years of age.

It comes as Queen Elizabeth "politely but firmly" turned down the Oldie of the Year award after Oldie Magazine named her this year's winner.

The Oldie of the Year Awards is an annual award which has been given to a whole host of famous figures over the years, including her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh who won the award in 2011.

Speaking out on Instagram, Piers shared a snap of Her Majesty's witty reply after being offered the title – which came in the form of an official letter.

Sharing the photo to his 1.8m followers on Instagram, Piers wrote: "Brilliant. Bravo, Your Majesty."

Gyles Brandreth, the chairman of the awards, had written to Tom Laing-Baker, The Queen's Assistant Private Secretary, asking if the monarch would accept the award.

However, Tom Laing-Baker wrote a letter in reply which carried a classy reply from Her Majesty, who explained she couldn't accept the award.

The letter read: "Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient"

Friends and fans of Piers agreed, with daytime TV host Lorraine Kelly commenting a series of laughing-face emojis.

TV survival expert Bear Grylls wrote: "True!"

Another user added: "Love this reponse – we are so fortunate to have HM The Queen leading our country – she has such a zest for life & a real eternal youth & sense of humour x"

The Queen is set to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year after serving for 70 years as our monarch.

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