Former X Factor finalist Mary Byrne revealed that the 85-year-old monarch was a secret fan of the series after meeting her during a visit to Ireland last year.
Mary, who finished fourth in the show in 2010, said: “The Queen knew who I was straight away. She shook my hand and the first thing she said was: ‘Has your life changed?’
“I said: ‘Yes’, then of course asked if she watched The X Factor, and she said: ‘No, it’s too late on a Saturday, but I may get to see it over the weekend.’ I presume that one of the Princes records it.”
According to the Daily Express, royal servants even record all of the Queen’s favourite programmes so she can catch up.