Queen Elizabeth always manages to look radiant and elegant while filling out her royal duties.
And royal fans reckon they have worked out the secret trick to maintaining her youthful complexion.
The wacky idea is that the Queen is actually a vampire.
Like all good conspiracies, this one has some basis.
According to genealogy records, the Queen is believed to descend from Vlad the Impaler, a Transylvanian ruler who put his enemies on wooden spikes and became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
First revealed in Iain Moncreiffe’s 1982 book Royal Highness, Her Maj can trace her lineage back through her grandmother Queen Mary, the consort of George V, to Vlad IV, the half-brother of the notorious ruler.
The link to the notorious killer – who is said to have covered a hill with so many impaled men it looked like a forest – was first discovered on Prince Charles’ first trip to Romania in 1998.
Prince Charles spoke about the connection in a promotional video for the Romanian National Tourist Office, joking “Transylvania is in my blood”.
It is believed that Queen Mary, consort of George V, Charles’ great-grandfather, was related to the 15th Century slayer – and the Prince of Wales seemed delighted by the idea.
“The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country,” he joked in a documentary on the Carpathian Mountains.
“The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler”
Now royal fans have come up with the theory that the Queen’s graceful ageing secret has everything to do with her vampire roots.
“That’s why Queen Elizabeth looks so good, she is secretly a vampire,” one royal fan said on social media.
Another said: “Think about it, what 93-year-old do you know that can get around like she can and look so fit and healthy?
“She’s definitely a vampire!”
Another joked: “Queen Elizabeth II – confirmed vampire.”
Other royal fans have debunked the wacky claim suggesting the Queen has merely looked after herself well.
“She’s had access to the best healthcare money can by and has looked after herself – that’s why she looks amazing!” one said.