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The Queen Photobombs Australian Athletes
Selfie at Commonwealth Games

Inernational Business Times, by David Gilbert

Original Article

Posted By:happywarrior, 7/24/2014 9:55:38 AM

The Queen has photobombed a selfie taken by two players from the Australian women´s hockey team on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. Australian hockey player Jayde Taylor who had been among a group introduced to the Queen at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday, took the photo with a team mate to celebrate only to discover afterwards that the Queen appears in the background smiling and looking directly at the camera. Photobombing is a phenomenon which has taken off in the age of social media. It sees people (and animals) accidentally or purposely putting themselves into the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 7/24/2014 10:05:47 AM     (No. 9938011)

I do like seeing *real* leaders who truly like their people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/24/2014 10:06:27 AM     (No. 9938014)

only to discover afterwards ...

Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but I doubt this claim (and try not to miss an opportunity to debunk dubious media claims).

Its much more likely they were trying to get a picture of themselves with the queen in the picture. Okay, perhaps they didn´t know the queen would be smiling at the camera, but she had to see what these two were up to.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Evocatus, 7/24/2014 10:24:37 AM     (No. 9938046)

Long Long Live Queen Elizabeth II! God Save The Queen.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/24/2014 12:01:51 PM     (No. 9938222)

HM has a wonderful sense of humor which was rarely (if ever) seen in the earlier days of her reign. However, she´s been much more relaxed as William and Harry have grown up, knowing that if she shuffles off this mortal coil and joins the choir invisible there are enough heirs to the throne to let her relax a bit.

I do recall that HM used to (and perhaps still does) keep a Big Mouth Billy Bass on the grand piano at Balmoral--or was it Windsor? Ah, this Reuters report will tell us:

´Singing´ Queen Elizabeth at Center of Fishy Tale

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain´s Queen Elizabeth has been entertaining guests at her Balmoral estate in Scotland with renditions of ``Don´t Worry Be Happy´´ in a duet with a rubber singing fish, Britain´s Sun tabloid said on Thursday.

The monarch has even mounted the grotesque ``Billy Bass´´ singing fish toy -- which mounted on a wooden plaque, looks like an angler´s trophy -- on her grand piano, the paper said.

Buckingham Palace could not confirm the bizarre report, but it stopped short of ruling it out altogether.

``The Queen may have a singing fish, but more than that I couldn´t say,´´ a Buckingham Palace spokesman told Reuters.

The Sun said the Queen was given the toy by another member of the royal family and bursts out laughing every time it is switched on and starts to twitch and croon.

``The Queen thinks Billy´s a scream -- he´s always on her piano,´´ a Balmoral insider told the paper. ``It´s so funny to see all these mounted deers´ heads and stuffed animals hanging on the walls of this grand room.´´

``And there in the middle of it all is the Queen and a fish mounted on a plaque singing ´Don´t Worry Be Happy´,´´ the source added.


I´m voting for the "She meant to do it" side.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/24/2014 1:00:57 PM     (No. 9938305)

Oh, yeah, she meant it - you only have to look at it to tell. Love her, love them, sweet picture, it will be an heirloom in their families!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/24/2014 1:46:40 PM     (No. 9938374)

Her graciousness is evident.

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