Queen Elizabeth II recently sent a bizarre message to Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, regarding the country’s National Celebration Day, according to reports.
The note came to light after Pyongyang (the political centre of North Korea) issued a press release about the communication from her Majesty.
It was published by the Korean Central News Agency, one of the world’s most controlled state-run media outlets.
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It said: “Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), received greetings from Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on September 7.”
The message apparently read: “As the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea celebrate their National Day, I send my good wishes for the future.”
The Daily Beast claim the communication, which was sent two days before North Korea’s founding day parade, was one of the dozens from leaders of other countries around the world.
Aidan Foster-Carter, senior researcher at Leeds University, and Korea expert, also told the publication that North Korea ‘regularly greets our Queen on her birthday’ but said he could find \no trace of any message from us/her to them—until now’. He went on to say how he found the whole thing ‘intriguing’.
A royal spokesman has now confirmed Queen Elizabeth did in fact send the message to the dictator for the country’s 73rd anniversary as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The Monarch is understood to have sent her well-wishes via the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, but it wasn’t shared with the British press or the Palace’s social media accounts.
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