The Queen Was Not Amused After One Fan Broke Royal Protocol

Someone needs a lesson in etiquette...

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by Danielle Fowler |

The prospect of meeting the Queen would invite many a sleepless night. Do you curtsy? Bow? Do you look Her Majesty directly in the eyes? Who speaks first? It's undoubtedly a minefield of royal etiquette...

And one visitor who was introduced to the Queen this week, certainly struggled to understand royal protocol. On Wednesday, Her Majesty paid a visit to Stirling Castle in Scotland with Prince Philip to celebrate her 70th anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. And she was met by one very keen member of the crowd...

A shetland pony was introduced to the Queen and Her Majesty lovingly petted the animal in return. But it turns out, the horse was much more interested in the bunch of fresh flowers the Queen was grasping in her hands.

And as the pony tried to nibble the bunch, the Queen responded: "Go away!" She then tapped the horse on the nose and tutted under her breath, "They always eat the flowers..."

That's one member of the public who blew their one opportunity to impress Her Majesty...

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