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Someone Touched the Queen of England! by mrsthing on 3 April 2009 12:28pm
 
The hazard of electing a one-term senator as president is that he (and his family) doesn't understand protocol or international customs.

Apparently, at some point during her visit, Michelle Obama put her arm around the Queen's shoulders. The Queen then put her arm around Michelle's waist, and they spoke for a bit.

Needless to say, the British press had a feeding frenzy over this. I can just see them all frantically texting in the story. LOL!

Bottom line is: the Queen was okay with it, and all's well that ends well.
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by kazzzz on 3 April 2009 12:49pm
 
Unreal, even I know that you can't touch the Queen and I am but a mere commoner from the colonies.
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by peripatetically on 3 April 2009 1:01pm
 
It's a rather Victorian idea anyway. Get with it, Liz! Human contact is good for you!
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by tucsonmike on 3 April 2009 1:54pm
 
I said this in the silly speech I gave about the G20 for TV Toastmasters last night. Can you imagine if she touched Queen Elizabeth I that way? Straight to the Tower of London, do not pass go, do not collect 200 and a date with a guy in a mask and a sharp instrument.

All silliness aside, the First Lady did it, the First Lady and the Queen seemed to hit it off, move on! Oh BTW and the First Lady's husband came too!
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by peripatetically on 3 April 2009 2:02pm
 
Michelle is becoming another Jackie Kennedy in that she's more popular than the pres. Same as Diana and Chaz.
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by geordiegirl on 3 April 2009 3:44pm
 
I wanted the Obamas to say, they were glad they were Americans & didn't have to put up with the nonsense a monarchy engenders, but husband pointed out rather bitterly that international diplomacy doesn't work that way.

I've seen well-dressed upmarket-looking people foloow royals round like sheep & gawp on them like they're in a zoo. It's a really degrading sight (I think, anyway).
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by canaveralgumby on 3 April 2009 7:05pm
 
I think I speak for most Americans/American news watchers when I say

DON'T CARE DON'T CARE D-O-N-'T C-A-R-E
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by peripatetically on 3 April 2009 10:44pm
 
I look at it this way--- They aren't any more special than anyone else, especially myself.
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by kazzzz on 4 April 2009 12:00am
 
You're wrong there Pats...you're SPECIALLER!!!
 
Re: Someone Touched the Queen of England! by peripatetically on 4 April 2009 12:06am
 
No, YOU are!
 
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