I’m sure you’ve all heard the news, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died on Friday. Uppity Woman made her opinion of the late King known in the comment section of the last thread. As you can imagine….she was all broken up about the passing of King Abdullah…..
Uppity Woman, on January 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM said:
Did I mention that I think all the vehicles in King Abdullah’s funeral procession should be driven by women ?? #douchebag
The thought of that happening made me, literally, laugh out loud. Too bad we couldn’t make that wish of Uppity’s come true! Well…as I was surfing the web for newsy news, imagine my surprise to come across this article about Queen Elizabeth’s encounter with King Abdullah!
…. an unearthed anecdote from a former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia about a particularly badass exchange between the Queen and the late King that really set off a royal Twitter frenzy.
Shashank Joshi, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, tweeted a screenshot of Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles’ recollection of a story he heard first from the queen and later from King Abdullah about a 1998 visit between the pair at the royal estate Balmoral in Scotland.
Abdullah was then only the crown prince, and Queen Elizabeth decided to have a little fun with him. She offered him a tour of the Balmoral grounds and, to his surprise, jumped into the driver’s seat of one of the “royal Land Rovers” to give the tour herself.
“Women are not — yet — allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, and Abdullah was not used to being driven by a woman, let alone a queen,” Cowper-Coles wrote. “His nervousness only increased as the Queen, an Army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. Through his interpreter, the crown prince implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead.”
Some are calling her Queen “Badass”…..I’d just call her “Queen Elizabeth the Uppity”.
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