People around the globe are mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth. Many share their favourite stories about her. Gayle King and Billy Bush recently discussed some of the late queen’s funniest moments.
Billy Bush shares a funny moment between George Bush and The Queen
King was one of the many journalists who reported live on the queen’s funeral from London. Bush and Bush spoke about the highlights of their ceremony. They also discussed funny stories about Queen Elizabeth.
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“I think not enough is made of her sense of humor,” Bush started. “You would have had a good laugh with the queen. She was funny.”Bush has never met Queen Elizabeth personally, but he is familiar with the many funny anecdotes about the monarch.
“I just remember the story of George Bush 41,”He began. “He goes to Buckingham Palace and he looks down at the little dish on the table and he says, ‘Well, what is this?’ And she goes, ‘I don’t know, you gave it to me.’ She was quick.”
She Tells a Story to King ‘Love[s]’About Queen Elizabeth
King was a little smug and then shared her favorite joke about Queen Elizabeth. “There was another time when they were saying, you know, ‘Ma’am, would you like to get on the rollercoaster?’ And she goes, ‘I’m not a tourist.’”
“I think that’s funny. I love it,”King laughed as Bush and her said the same thing. Many claim that Queen Elizabeth’s sense of humor was not a well-known fact among those who didn’t know her personally, but there are dozens of stories like this. Queen Elizabeth’s quick, dry sense of humor was something that almost everyone who encountered her loved.
Public Jokes Between George W. Bush and The Queen
One of her most famous joking remarks was made during a 2007 trip to Washington, D.C. Former president George W. Bush accidentally said that the queen had celebrated US bicentennials in 1776 rather than 1976, adding 200 years to her actual age.
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At a dinner at the British ambassador’s residence, Queen Elizabeth opened her speech with, “I wondered whether I should start this toast by saying, ‘When I was here in 1776 …”” The former president replied in his own toast, “Your Majesty, I can’t top that one.”
Queen Elizabeth was an expert at finding a funny line on the spot. This made her a favorite of politicians and heads-of-state, as well as royal admirers around the globe.