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Horsing Around

Who said the Queen didn’t have a sense of humor?

The Queen toasted Prince Charles and his bride Camilla today, hailing her son for overcoming “terrible obstacles” and animating her speech with a joke that filled Windsor Castle with laughter.

 

The Queen, the host of the reception at her weekend residence west of London, told the 800 guests at the royal wedding that she was “proud” of Charles, according to witnesses.

The guests were also treated to a moment of levity with the sovereign as she made the first toast to the heir to the throne and the former Camilla Parker Bowles, now known as the Duchess of Cornwall.

 

“I’ve got two things to announce to you of the greatest importance,” the Queen said, according to comedian Stephen Fry.

 

She then proceeded to announce the winner of the Grand National horse race – held just after Charles’s and Camilla’s civil ceremony and religious blessing.

 

Only afterward did she toast the newlyweds.

The first is that the Grand National was won by Hedgehunter,” the Queen said.

 

“The second is to say to you that despite Becher’s Brook and The Chair (fences in the race) and all kinds of other terrible obstacles, my son has come through and I’m very proud and wish them well.”

Yep. Nothing like making horse-related jokes to show that she has nothing against Camilla anymore.

 

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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