Queen Elizabeth II has refused the title "Oldie of the Year" or "Old Woman of the Year" in a magazine, telling publishers that "you are as old as you think."
The 95-year-old queen was offered the award by the British monthly magazine which has been published since 1992, rtv21.tv reports.
Awards President Gyles Brandreth wrote to the Queen's private secretary, Sir Edward Young, in July asking if the Queen would accept the award. The response in August, which was published in the latest issue of the magazine, by the Queen's assistant's private secretary Tom Laing-Baker, set out the reasons why the queen refused.
"Her Majesty believes that you are as old as you feel, as such the Queen does not believe that she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept and hopes that you will find a more worthy recipient," he said.
The Queen's late husband, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 in April, was awarded the prize in 2011.
The 2021 Prize was awarded to French-American actor and dancer Leslie Caron, who was awarded the prize by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.21Media