Thursday, October 15, 2009

I really should know these things!

Am I the only one who didn't know that the Queen was married??? And why isn't he called the King??? She's such a rascal ...

Oct 15, 10:00 am ET

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Britain's Queen Elizabeth stunned theater-goers in London this week when she and her husband slipped in to see a play unannounced and at the last minute, newspapers reported.

The queen and Prince Philip apologetically squeezed past other theater-goers to get into their seats for the West End production of World War One play "War Horse" at the New London Theater.

"The Queen and the Duke sat down as the lights dimmed and it was a huge shock when people realized who they were," said a journalist at the show for The Lady magazine. "They were incredibly apologetic for asking people to let them past and there was no hubbub or fuss about it all."

The queen and her husband often make incognito trips to the West End, but are rarely spotted, an aide told London's Evening Standard newspaper.

"The Queen has regularly undertaken similar private visits throughout her reign without any fuss," the aide said. "It allows her to live a bit more of a normal life."

The journalist from The Lady said the queen appeared to enjoy the performance, disappeared during the interval and then reappeared discreetly.

"When they left at the end, they were given a round of applause, which the Queen acknowledged with a wave," she said.

(Reporting by Paul Casciato; Editing by Steve Addison)


'Garrett's mom' said...

I didn't know that either. I wonder why he's called a Prince rather than a King. That is weird.

Tina said...

I'm not really up on English protocol or political history, but I think it is her family line that's directly in line for the 'throne', not his. He's probably from an uppity-up family, but hers is the royalty. I could be mistaken, but I think that's it. The next in line, I believe is her son, Prince Phillip, then his boys, Prince Harry and whatever the other boy's name is... Princess Diana's boys. xox

Carol said...

If you're born to be "the queen", your husband can't be king because then he would have a higher rank, so he's just the duke. Charles will be the king and so will William because they were born to be king. That is if Elizabeth ever dies. Her mother lived to be over 90 years old.

The McKinnon 4 said...

Hmm I learn something new everyday! I didnt know that either

Brandi said...

KAren.....I keep checking your blog to see if there are any insightful, witty updates! You must be busy :)Thinking of you and your family.

Lyndsay said...

I learned about her hubby when I watched the movie "The Queen." Have you seen it? I highly recommend it. Beautifully shot, and Helen Mirren plays the Queen.