Elizabeth II leaves a mysterious letter behind her, not to be opened until… 2085

The message was written and signed by the Queen in November 1986, during an official trip to Australia.

The mystery hovers. The late Queen of England Elizabeth II left behind a strange letter intended for the citizens of Sydney. Its content remains unknown for the time being, since the former monarch gave instructions to open the envelope only in … 2085. That is 99 years after it was written.

The message was written and signed by the Queen in November 1986, during an official trip to Australia, reports the DailyMail and the New York Post. It is kept out of sight in the Queen Victoria Building in Australia’s most populous city, Sydney. “The strict instruction is not to open it before (…) the year 2085 AD“, is it written on the envelope which bears the acronym of Buckingham Palace.

A message to the “citizens of Sydney”

For the time being, nothing explains this choice of date on the part of the ex-monarch. According to several media, even those close to the queen are unaware of what is written there: only the “Right Honorable Lord Mayor of Sydney» will be able to read it in «a suitable day“. “Please convey to the citizens of Sydney my message for them“, continues the text.

Australia is part of the Commonwealth, an organization of former territories of the British Empire. The monarch of the United Kingdom, today Charles III, reigns over this constitutional monarchy.

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