Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Queen doesn't lose her temper

UPDATE: The BBC has apologised after some editing 'sleight of hand' made it look as though the Queen walked out on a photo session. In fact, the "walking out" was actually "walking in" but played out of sequence on a trailer.

Original posting pre-apology was:

The Sun covers the Queen losing her cool at a photo session in great depth, including photos. The whole thing was captured on video by a BBC documentary team. It hardly ranks as an volcanic eruption. If you ask a Queen to take off her crown, I suppose you are asking for trouble:
Her Majesty posed in full Royal regalia for celebrity snapper Annie Leibovitz as BBC cameras rolled for a fly-on-the-wall TV show about the monarch.

But when Annie suggested the crown should go because she looked “too dressy,” the furious
Queen glared at her and barked: “I’m not changing anything.”

Telly cameras captured the livid Queen storming orf from the photo shoot. Her Majesty posed in Buckingham Palace for a series of portraits to mark her State Visit to the US.

She was dressed in full Royal garb including cape and crown. But straight-talking American Annie told her the sparkling headgear made her look “too dressy”.

She said: “I think it will look better without the crown because the garter robe is so . . .”

But before Annie could finish her sentence by saying “extraordinary”, the grimacing Queen recoiled in horror, gave her an icy stare and barked: “Less dressy? What do you think this is?”

She then walked out in a huff with a flunkey lifting the long train of her blue velvet cape.
She was heard telling a lady-in-waiting: “I’m not changing anything. I’ve had enough dressing like this, thank you very much.”

The Garter robes. "Too dressy". I like that.

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