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The secret letter of Elizabeth II: until 2085 it cannot be opened

Queen Elizabeth II wrote a mysterious letter on one of her visits to Australia. Nobody knows the content and it is kept in a vault of a building in Sydney.

Queen Elizabeth II wrote a mysterious letter on one of her visits to Australia. Nobody knows the content and it is kept in a vault of a building in Sydney.

Monday, September 19, the burial of Queen Elizabeth II will take place after she died on the 8th. With her death, different operations were launched in relation to protocol to follow after the death of the monarch. Her Royal Highness remained on the throne for no less than 70 years. Seven decades in which she has seen 15 British prime ministers pass by.

Also, during that time, she had the opportunity to make numerous trips, including to Australia, where she traveled up to 16 times. On one of her official visits, she delivered a mysterious letter that cannot be opened until the year 2085. It will take 63 years for the content of his letter, which was written in November 1986, to be revealed. Elizabeth II wrote it without anyone being able to read it and it was later placed in a vault of a historic building in Sydney.

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The Queen Victoria Building (QVB), in one exhibit, shows only the exterior of the letter, on which the following text can be read. “To the just and honorable Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia. Greetings. On a suitable day selected by you in the year 2085 AD, please open this envelope and convey my message to the citizens of Sydney. Elizabeth R”. Therefore, the content of this letter will be a mystery until the year 2085, according to the local media outlet 7news.

The letter is kept inside a glass case in a restricted area of the building, which was inaugurated in 1898. It is named in honor of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. (Queen Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother) the year before. Her first trip to Australia was in 1954, when she was just 27 years old and two years had passed since her coronation. The last time she visited the country was in 2011.

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During his 70-year reign, she has visited multiple countries, meeting with dozens of heads of state. Visits abroad with a historical character in which she participated in countless commemorative events. Likewise, she had links as a royal patron or president, with more than 600 charities, military associations and public service organizations.

In recent years, she reduced the frequency of her trips, especially with the arrival of the pandemic. In 2022 she did not attend the traditional parties in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and Holyroodhouse. Instead of London receiving the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, the ceremonial event took place at Balmoral, Scotland, her summer residence an where she passed away just days later.


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