Serving People as Only the English Can

I make fun of the English a lot. But there’s one thing they’ve mastered and that’s delivering insults. Although it’s impossible for me to verify this story I want it to be true if it’s not:

The royal Land Rovers were drawn up in front of the castle. As instructed, the Crown Prince climbed into the front seat of the Land Rover, with his interpreter in the seat behind. To his surprise, the Queen climbed into the driving seat, turned the ignition and drove off. Women are not—yet—allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, and Abdullah was not used to being driven by a woman, let alone a queen. His nervousness only increased as the queen, an Army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. Through his interpreter, the Crown Prince implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead.

While I don’t recognize royalty anymore than I recognize any position of authority, I will give Elizabeth credit that she knows how to troll like only an English person can.

3 thoughts on “Serving People as Only the English Can”

  1. This one is probably true given that the Saudis have never tried to correct the events as stated. Also given that they are willing to let the Princes actually serve in combat roles in the military they still have some honor about them, something the Jordanian king shares.

    1. Yeah, I believe it to be true. But when I showed it to a friend they said it was probably made up and, admittedly, I couldn’t prove otherwise.

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