Frightening the horses…

Things normally run like clockwork at Buckingham Palace so The Queen must have wondered what was keeping the Egyptian Ambassador when he hadn’t arrived to present his credentials.

As it happens, they’d been held up in a pile-up after the High Commissioner for Bangladesh’s State Landau collided with a motorist who turned out to be none other than the Duke of Edinburgh!

No royalty, diplomats or horses were harmed in the incident and the High Commissioner saw the funny side: “It’s just as well it was me and not the Egyptian Ambassador because Her Majesty always gives us high commissioners two spare horses!”