Queen Elizabeth’s #1 Life Tip to Husband of Israel’s New Ambassador

Queen Elizabeth’s #1 Life Tip to Husband of Israel’s New Ambassador

The ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom, Tzipi Hotovely, accompanied by her husband and 3 daughters, presented her credentials to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom at Buckingham Palace this past week.

Hotovely’s husband, Or Alon, talked about his brief conversation with the 95-year-old queen on his Facebook page. “After a surprisingly flowing conversation between Tzipi and the Queen, she turned to me and we talked a little. Then I asked her: what is one piece of life advice she can give us in light of her rich experience.

”The Queen did not answer immediately, it was completely out of protocol. She thought about it, pondered and then said: ‘If I had to give only one piece of advice, it would be to invest in human connections. There is nothing more important in life than connecting with other people, and I think the last year has made that very clear’.”

Or Alon added: ”This is the one piece of advice given by the woman who has ruled England for nearly 70 years. And from this, we can understand just how important this point is to her – and how important it is that we start implementing it ourselves”.

At the end of the meeting, he asked the Queen for one last request. “I told her that in Judaism it is customary to say a blessing when meeting a king or a queen, and I asked if it was possible to bless her. The Queen agreed. I said the blessing aloud, on behalf of myself and all of the State of Israel which we represent here: ‘Blessed…Who has given of His glory to flesh and blood’ and immediately translated everything I said. The Queen smiled, and thanked us excitedly. To me, the royal advice and the blessing of the kings were the highlights of the event”.

2 comments

  1. I love this post. There is something about Queen Elizabeth that fascinates me (I am American). The fact that she enjoyed the bracha that Or Alon said on seeing roaylty is SO interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a kiddush Hashem!
    מי כעמך ישראל!
    Thank you for sharing this Chana Jenny

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