It’s called the sport of kings, your majesty

May 20, 2011

Blog Guy, you haven’t written much about Britain’s royal family since the big wedding. Please fill us in on their activities this week.

Well, Queen Elizabeth, who loves horses, watched the Preakness. Here she is enjoying the thrilling spectacle, smiling because she’s happy to see a woman jockey in the lead.

Ah. Okay, did the queen do anything else interesting?

Yes, I believe she watched a beer.

She watched a beer?

Just for an hour or so. She seems easily entertained.

Hold on just a second, Blog Guy. Back up! The Preakness isn’t even going to be run until tomorrow! I caught you in a big fat lie!

You’re forgetting about time zones. Britain is a day ahead of us.

Damn! You’re very clever, but one of these days you’ll slip up, Blog Guy!

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Top and right: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visits the Irish National Stud, one of Ireland’s top horsebreeding centers, near Dublin May 19, 2011. REUTERS/John Stillwell/POOL

Left: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth looks at a pint of Guinness poured by Master Brewer Fergal Murray at the Guinness Storehouse, in Dublin, May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Maxwell /Pool

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You know, bet the guy who poured her the Guinness, drank that himself after she left… after all, it was the PERFECT pint! 😉
Yahooooooo for Guinness!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra…you don’t like HM’s shoes?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

She looks like my grandma, except with a nicer (more colorful) hat!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Good to see Princess Anne getting out and about.
As for the beer, it’s only free when you do the factory tour in Dublin – hence the Queen’s ‘just looking’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Jibberish: “She looks like my grandma” — The way the high and mighty are carrying on, maybe she IS your grandma.

@Mr B: Thanks for letting us know she’s “smiling”.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Forget what the caption says. Queen Elizabeth willed that beer into existance. Then she drank it and gave everyone high fives. That’s a level of awesome our feeble minds can’t fathom so they don’t dare take photographical evidence of it for the sake of humanity.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

The queen is obviously waiting her turn to ride. Where does one put the coins in?

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Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Queen’s visit is hysterical….I mean historical

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Nosmo – genius on the Princess Anne comment. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Can I request a Guinness and an Irish Stud? Oh, think what you will (as you will anyway!).

A fresh warm doughnut for all!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Do you think the Princess is riding to the rapture?
Will Scotty beam me up? Oh, heck, he isn’t one of the apostles…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Frau Blücher?

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Malt, not really no… 😛
Though I agree with Spin, the Queen is always beautifully cordinated…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hehehe… I’d guess you wouldn’t, but it’s true that she’s always well dressed. Then again, I’m guessing she can afford that pretty well.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Yup, and I am pretty sure those heeled loafers are from Russell and Bromley and they are for no less than a £100.. so, yeah, even if I liked them, i couldnt really afford them..

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