Air Force One arrives at Heathrow and President Bush
strides to a warm and dignified reception from the Queen.
They are driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central
London where they change to a magnificent 17th century
carriage hitched to six white horses.
They continue on towards Buckingham Palace waving
to the thousands of cheering Britons; all is going well.
Suddenly, the right rear horse lets fly with the most
horrendous earth-shattering f..t ever heard in the British
Empire. The f..t shakes the coach. The smell is atrocious!
Both passengers in the carriage must use perfume-dipped
handkerchiefs over their nose, but the two dignitaries of
state do their best to ignore the incident.
The Queen turns to President Bush saying, "Mr. President,
please accept my regrets. I am sure you understand there
are some things that even a Queen cannot control."
Bush, with his usual diplomatic aplomb, replied, "Your Majesty,
do not give the matter another thought. Until you mentioned it,
I thought it was one of the horses."