The Queen Gets Her Revenge

Queen Elizabeth began a toast on Tuesday by teasing the president: “I wondered whether I should start this toast saying I was here in 1776, but I don’t think I will.” Though she has since departed our shores, the British monarch is not done teaching Americans a lesson — her carbon footprint for the trip will be calculated and matched with a donation to an environmental charity.


The Queen has made a joke about U.S. President George Bush’s gaffe in which he nearly aged her by 200 years.

In a speech at a dinner in the U.S., she said: “Mr. President, I wondered whether I should start this toast saying I was here in 1776. but I don’t think I will.”

She was commenting on the president having nearly referred to one of her previous visits being in 1776 not 1976.

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