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alert-–-late-queen-‘loved-it-when-things-went-wrong-because-it-spiced-up-her-life’,-former-aide-claimsAlert – Late Queen ‘loved it when things went wrong because it spiced up her life’, former aide claims

Queen Elizabeth II ‘loved it’ when things went wrong because it ‘spiced her life up’, a former aide has claimed. 

Samantha Cohen spoke fondly of her relationship with the late Queen in an interview with n newspaper The Herald Sun.

Ms Cohen served as The Queen’s press secretary for 17 years and then as her assistant and private secretary, before stepping away from working for the Royal household in 2019.

Speaking to the newspaper she said: ‘The Queen had no ego, she was so comfortable in herself, yet she loved it when things went wrong.’

In particular, the Queen loved it when a ‘cake was not cutting’ or a ‘plaque didn’t unveil’, she added.

Queen Elizabeth II (pictured) 'loved it' when things went wrong because it 'spiced her life up' a former aide has claimed

Queen Elizabeth II (pictured) ‘loved it’ when things went wrong because it ‘spiced her life up’ a former aide has claimed 

Samantha Cohen (pictured), worked as a former assistant private secretary to the Queen and a senior adviser to the Duchess of Sussex

Samantha Cohen (pictured), worked as a former assistant private secretary to the Queen and a senior adviser to the Duchess of Sussex

Queen Elizabeth II cuts a Women's Institute Celebrating 100 Years cake Women's Institute AGM, Royal Albert Hall, London in 2015

Queen Elizabeth II cuts a Women’s Institute Celebrating 100 Years cake Women’s Institute AGM, Royal Albert Hall, London in 2015

Ms Cohen said the ‘best times’ were accompanying the Queen on her two royal tours to South and Queensland in 2002 and 2011.

Ms Cohen was nicknamed ‘Samantha the Panther’ because of her pragmatic attitude and she was enthusiastic about the Royal Family launching a YouTube account when the idea was suggested.

The former aide spoke to the Queen daily and for almost 10 years had her own bedroom at Windsor Castle.

In 2018, Samantha Cohen worked as a private secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the request of the Queen.

It was claimed in Valentine Low’s book that Ms Cohen left her position after being treated ‘harshly’ and because it was like ‘working with teenagers’, but she would not comment on these claims according to The Herald Sun.

The Duchess of Sussex’s team denied the allegation of bullying. 

Ms Cohen sitting behind The Queen and Meghan Markle at an event (pictured)

Ms Cohen sitting behind The Queen and Meghan Markle at an event (pictured) 

Elizabeth II cuts a cake to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House (pictured)

Elizabeth II cuts a cake to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House (pictured)

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque during a visit to officially open the new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque during a visit to officially open the new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead

Five-year-old Sam Mitchell (right) gives Queen Elizabeth II a present during a visit to The Kelpies sculpture near Falkirk to unveil a plaque to name the Queen Elizabeth II Canal

Five-year-old Sam Mitchell (right) gives Queen Elizabeth II a present during a visit to The Kelpies sculpture near Falkirk to unveil a plaque to name the Queen Elizabeth II Canal

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque to mark the official opening of the 'Elizabeth Line' rail service at Paddington Station in London on May 17, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque to mark the official opening of the ‘Elizabeth Line’ rail service at Paddington Station in London on May 17, 2022

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque to inaugurate the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque to inaugurate the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019

Ms Cohen was once invited to Balmoral for Christmas and said The Queen was a ‘special woman’ and that she missed her.

Originally from Brisbane in , Ms Cohen started her career as a journalist on the Sunshine Coast Daily in before working for the n government.

She is now working as chief of staff for the global chief executive of the mining giant Rio Tinto.  

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