The Queen is Not Impressed By German President’s Gift

Queen Elizabeth II is on a state visit to Germany, where she’s royally waving at crowds, meeting with the country’s leaders and accepting ceremonial gifts, as monarchs are wont to do. One of said gifts, presented by German Federal President Joachim Guack, was a stylized portrait of the queen as a young girl on a blue horse being pulled by her father. “It’s a strange color for a horse,” her majesty said upon seeing it. “And that’s supposed to be my father, is it?” Apparently, everyone’s been in that awkward situation of not quite knowing what to say when presented with a strange gift, even the Queen of England …

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