Queen Elizabeth is known for many things – her love of corgis, for one – but did you know she also has a great sense of humour? She has had plenty of humorous moments over her 70-year-reign, and we rounded up what we think are her top 10 funniest. 1. She made fun of George W. Bush In 2007, the queen poked fun at president George W. Bush when he accidentally said she had celebrated the US bicentennial in 1776 instead of 1976. After Bush misspoke, adding 200 years to Queen Elizabeth’s age at a welcome ceremony at the White House, he winked and said, “She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child.” At a dinner hosted by the British ambassador at his residence two days later, the queen joked, “I wondered whether I should start this toast by saying, ‘When I was here in 1776 …’” “Your Majesty, I can’t top that one,” Bush responded in his toast. How Princess Stephanie become Monaco’s most controversial royal, before Charlene 2. She made Prince Harry crack a smile on parade Queen Elizabeth attended the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to see Prince Harry’s passing-out ceremony, during which he was commissioned as an army officer. As she walked by the line of soldiers, Harry couldn’t help but grin. In his 10 years in the British Army, Harry served two tours in Afghanistan and achieved the rank of captain. 3. She reprimanded Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for toasting her 60-year reign Trudeau toasted the queen at a gala for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2015, pointing out that he was the 12th Canadian prime minister to hold office during her reign. She responded: “Thank you, Mr Prime Minister of Canada, for making me feel so old.” 4. She laughed when the knife got stuck in a cake she was cutting Royal photographer Chris Jackson caught a funny moment at the 100-year celebration of the Women’s Institute in 2015, when Queen Elizabeth cut the ceremonial first slice of cake – or at least, she tried to. “If you look closely, you can see the knife stuck in the cake,” Jackson said. “It’s a great example of when things don’t always go to plan, it often makes the best photographs. Everyone bursts into laughter, and it’s suddenly a relaxed moment.” Why will Camilla be queen when Prince Philip wasn’t a king? Jackson said Princess Anne finally managed to dislodge the knife. “It’s one of those things where you might not know exactly what’s going on if you look at this picture,” he said. “But if you look at the detail a little bit closely, you can probably figure it out.” 5. She and Prince Philip met Donna the elephant in 2017 “What I loved about this particular picture is that it’s just after the queen’s fed the banana to Donna, but she’s anticipating her next one,” Jackson said. “And she’s got her trunk absolutely straight outstretched, keen to snuffle another banana from the queen.” Jackson said Donna’s enthusiasm made the zookeepers a bit nervous. “Another bit of the hidden detail that you probably can’t see: there’s quite a few zookeepers looking slightly concerned that a huge animal is going to suddenly rush forward,” he said. Thankfully, Donna kept a respectful distance from the monarch. 6. That London Olympics 2012 video when she appeared to jump out of a helicopter To open the London Olympics in 2012, the queen took part in a skit with James Bond actor Daniel Craig in which it was made to look like she parachuted into the Olympic Stadium. 6 of the longest-lasting royal marriages in history The helicopter jump was actually performed by stuntman Gary Connery, but Queen Elizabeth “was very amused by the idea and agreed immediately”, royal dressmaker Angela Kelly wrote in her memoir, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. “I asked then if she would like a speaking part,” Kelly wrote. “Without hesitation, Her Majesty replied: ‘Of course I must say something. After all, he is coming to rescue me.’” In an appearance on the BBC’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show , Craig said that the queen showed off her improvisation skills during their scenes together. “She literally kind of said, ‘Would you like me to pretend to be writing?’,” he recalled. “And he’s like, ‘Yes, that’s great, that’s great.’ So she sort of acted a bit. That was all her own stuff. It was amazing.” 7. When the deputy first minister of Ireland asked if she was well, she quipped, “Well, I’m still alive, anyway” During a 2016 visit to Northern Ireland, the queen was greeted by deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, who asked, “Hello, are you well?” “Thank you very much,” she answered. “Well, I’m still alive, anyway.” 8. She and Prince Harry appeared in a promo for the 2016 Invictus Games In the video, Prince Harry receives a competitive video message from then-first lady Michelle Obama, ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games . “Hey, Prince Harry, remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?” she says. Not just Meghan Markle: 7 British royals who tried acting “Careful what you wish for,” President Barack Obama then adds, as a soldier in the background mimes dropping a mic. When Harry shows the message to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth responds with, “Oh, really, please,” prompting him to drop a “mic” of his own. 9. She showed her dark sense of humour at the Chelsea Flower Show At the annual flower show in 2016, herb gardener Jekka McVicar told Queen Elizabeth that lily of the valley flowers had historically been used as a poison. “I’ve been given two bunches this week,” the queen reportedly told McVicar. “Perhaps they want me dead.” 10. She got laughs at a G7 event During a photo-op at the 2021 G7 Summit , she asked, “Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourself? ” There at the summit were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, President of the European Council Charles Michel and US President Joe Biden. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .