If the Queen farted in a moving carriage some distance away, how is a microphone going to pick up the sound? In any case, the footage being shown was stock footage, and if you ask me, the acoustic feel is that the fart was in the same room as the TV set. It sounds like the old urban myth featuring various monarchs that has been going around since Victoria's time. We find the motif rendered in its most basic form in the 1972 Patrick O'Brian novel Post Captain, in which a drunk midshipman named Babbington transports a plainspoken lady in the back of his horse-drawn cart:
The horse slowed to a walk — the bean-fed horse, as it proved by a thunderous, long, long fart.
"I beg your pardon," said the midshipman in silence.
"Oh, that's all right," said Diana coldly. "I thought it was the horse."
Other stories have a horse farting while drawing the royal carriage and the Queen apologising to George W Bush, Idi Amin, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Prime Minister of Canada, Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Republic, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, (take your pick) and that person saying what Diana says above.
Does a queen -- any queen -- even have an anal orifice which would enable her to pass gas?
Have you ever thought of becoming an Englishman? You've got the pip pip pip patriotism off pat.
Thu 15 Dec, 2011 03:17 am
Oh but it can happen:)
My Grandmother was the Queen of Gas, we don't think she realised she was doing it, bless her, love you Grandma, miss you heeps...
Thu 15 Dec, 2011 03:55 am
I really do not know.
My friend told her little daughter about the "birds and the bees". The little girl looked very sceptical, so the mother asked her something like "Don´t you believe me????
Answer from the girl "Maybe you and Dad , but NEVER Queen Silvia and the King"
So Kings and Queens are different.
Thu 15 Dec, 2011 04:19 am
We're not seriously suggested that was the Queen farting.
I would like to apologise for this ****-awful sentence. I posted in a hurry between ad breaks in The Sopranos, and was slightly tipsy.
Thu 15 Dec, 2011 07:13 am
Her Majesty the Queen has been trained, from a young age, never to fart unless a lady in waiting is in the vicinity, with some loo roll.