Queen captains WI team to victory in live Pointless game hosted by Alexander Armstrong | UK News

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The Queen has led a team to Pointless victory in a live version of the gameshow hosted at her local Women’s Institute.

Alexander Armstrong was the guest speaker at the Sandringham Women’s Institute meeting on Thursday, where Her Majesty is a member, and hosted a best of five round with the audience.

According to the quiz show’s host, the Queen’s team was victorious, crowned winners in a 3-1 scoreline.

The Queen is a fan of the teatime quiz show
The Queen is a fan of the teatime quiz show

The Queen visits the Sandringham WI every year when she is on her winter break, and has been a member there since 1943.

Armstrong called Her Majesty “our most distinguished viewer”.

Guest speaker Alexander Armstrong at West Newton Village Hall
Guest speaker Alexander Armstrong at West Newton Village Hall

Speaking afterwards, he said: “I think Her Majesty and the team can be very pleased with themselves tonight and go back covered in glory.

“I think they can look back over the match and feel rightly proud of what they achieved.”

Yvonne Browne, vice president of the branch, captained the other side.

Armstrong, who hosts the show with Richard Osman, said the Queen answered some of the questions herself and showed “deft, silky Pointless skills”.

The Queen was presented with flowers when she left
The Queen was presented with flowers when she left

He added: “It’s literally like a dream come true because I think everyone dreams they’ve had tea with the Queen, and it was the most lovely experience.”

Armstrong was there to give a talk on his journey to television, and also sang for the group of 31 members. He presented them with a Pointless trophy.

The Queen thanked Ms Browne for a “lovely afternoon” as she left.

Ms Browne said: “We’ve had a really lovely afternoon.

“It’s our centenary year and the Queen very graciously said a few words about the fact it was our centenary and she hoped that the fun and friendship would continue into the next century.”

The Queen unveiled a plaque for the centenary, posed for a group photograph and was presented with a cake.

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