But her majesty definitely appeared to be moved to tears in Stafford, England Tuesday at a memorial for fallen soldiers of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, which was founded in 2006 and of which she is the Colonel-in-Chief.
The queen chatted with wounded veterans, as well as families of the fallen soldiers. She then unveiled a new memorial that reads "Our Kingsmen Lions of England."
In one photograph, she appears to be wiping a tear with a gloved hand. She placed a wreath on the memorial with the note, "In memory of the glorious dead. Elizabeth R."
How rare is this display of emotion from the 90-year-old monarch? The queen famously shed tears during a 1997 ceremony when the royal yacht Brittannia was decommissioned in a cost-cutting measure after 40 years of service, but has kept a mostly dry eye since.