Aussie Students Gave The Queen A Hand Waving Machine

Queen Elizabeth II has a secret weapon up her sleeve for occasions when her arm gets too tired to wave at her loyal subjects.

Her Majesty was presented with a fake gloved hand by a group of students during one of her trips to Australia, her daughter Princess Anne has revealed.

“They gave her a stuffed glove on a wooden lever so that you could tweak the end of the lever and this hand went to and fro,” Princess Anne said in soon to be released book about the Queen.

“I think they thought it was rather cheeky but Her Majesty was thrilled.”

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Queen Elizabeth has been perfecting her iconic royal wave for over 60 years now -- it seems only fair that she outsources some of the work to the hand waving contraption.

It is unclear whether the joke false hand has actually been used outside of Buckingham Palace -- but the hilarious news has us searching through the royal photo archive for clues.

It also raises the question -- is the Queen the only royal relying on technology to keep up appearances?

The Queen’s great grand daughter --Princess Charlotte -- has been busily working on a royal wave of her own.

But it seems -- for now -- the three-year-old hasn't needed to borrow her great-gran's waving machine.

The comments from Princess Anne dishing on royal wave secrets comes from a new book by Robert Hardman which is accompanied by an upcoming HBO series of the same name, Queen Of The World, People reports. 

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