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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What did Phillip do?


I don't know, you tell me, but I think the look on the Queen's face in that last frame says it all.

Perhaps His Grace is making his own ungracious comment about the millinery fashion statements of his wife and daughter.

Somebody cue the Fab four:

12 comments:

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Actually, I'm thinking it's more along the lines of what the Queen did...that perhaps could not be seen, but heard and/or smelled...

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Really? No, it can't be the Queen. Look at her face and then Phillip's face.

Nah, t'was Phillip that farted.

Bishop Alan Wilson said...

Sefinitely Philip.

This side of the pond we all remember with fond affection the state visit of Jacopo Gowon the Nigerian Dictator in 1978. As they clattered up the mall in the open state coach one of the horses thunderously farted. Everyone looked embarrassed. HM the Q turned to Gowon and said “I'm most terribly sorry.” Gowon broke into a borad smile — “never you mind, ma'am. I thought it was one of the horses.”

Sara said...

Those photos are priceless. Even the Royal Family is human after all. Thanks for the giggle!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Oh, bishop! What a great story - even better than the pictures. We do loves us some HM the Q stories.

And Sara, I guess that's the point of the picture and the thing that makes me laugh about the foibles of the Royals - they are human, after all.

We don't have that on this side of the pond and I think we're poorer for it.

Oh, and if you haven't read "Anglo-files: A Field Guide to the British" go out and get it today and start reading. It's already in paperback, so it's cheaper. Or, go to your public library.

I don't remember this story in there, but it could be. It's like that.

Ellie Finlay said...

That is simply too funny for words! Thanks so much for this post. I neeed a laugh this morning!

David |Dah • veed| said...

HRH Elizabeth is one to turn her nose in disdain! She is the one so knockered that she resorted to wearing a lamp shade.

Lapinbizarre said...

An act of which his wife and his son are apparently, sadly, incapable.

Brian R said...

Oh you Americans!!!
"His Grace" to my knowledge is kept for religious types. Phillip is HRH (His Royal Highness) and Daviid, the Queen is HM (Her Majesty)
Brian (an Australian Royalist)

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Thanks, Brian R. Not only did you help a poor benighted American speak proper King's English, you elevated the conversation from farts to faux pas in a few strokes of the computer key pad. Well done, mate.

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Or maybe it was Princess Margaret who did the farting...but I bet the Queen can fart and not change one bit of her expression! Man, it is looking like the Queen has been raiding her late mum's clothes closet...

Lapinbizarre said...

Re Alan Wilson's anecdote of HM & General Gowon - that's HER story!