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FUTURE QUEEN ELIZABETH TOSSED INTO THE AIR

 
 
Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:18 pm
some 80 years later , queen elizabeth finds out that she was "tossed into the air" by an australian rugby player who had had "a long lunch" <GRIN>
too bad youtube wasn't around in those days .

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7720979.stm

from the link :



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Queen learns of childhood 'scrum'
An exuberant Australian rugby player tossed the Queen into the air when she was a child, sparking "mild panic" among those watching, it has emerged.

The player apparently had a long lunch before a function where Princess Elizabeth, then just a toddler, encountered him and was sent flying.

The story was relayed to the Queen 80 years on as she hosted the current Australian rugby union tour squad.

The squad was invited to Windsor Castle ahead of Saturday's match with England.

This year is the Wallabies' centenary tour, marking 100 years since the team first visited the UK in 1908, scooping a gold in the London Olympics.

'Memory blank'

It was John O'Neill, managing director and chief executive officer of Australian Rugby Union, who reminded the Queen of her 1928 childhood meeting with the player.

"She had never heard the story," he said. "She was quick to point out that she would have been about 18 months old.

"She said she had no recollection of being thrown in the air. I responded that I wouldn't blame her for blocking it out of the memory bank."

Unknown to anyone else, the player had enjoyed a long lunch before the encounter with the young royal.


that's the only illustration i could find :

http://missionman.free.fr/uploaded_images/dwarf_tossing-721797.jpg
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