Skip to comments.Queen is Not Amused by Berlusconi
Posted on 04/03/2009 9:46:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Footage has emerged of the Queen appearing to express mild irritation at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for being too noisy.
The incident took place as the Queen posed with world leaders from the G20 summit in the traditional "family" photograph at Buckingham Palace.
Mr Berlusconi then shouted "Mr Obama", prompting Her Majesty to turn around in mock frustration at the noise.
Buckingham Palace have denied that any offence was taken by the Queen.
The footage has been placed on the YouTube website and has quickly proved to be a popular clip.
'Loud and jolly'
A palace spokeswoman said the atmosphere at the reception, during which the photograph was taken, had been "warm and friendly".
"It was loud and jolly and very jovial, there were no gaffes and no offence taken," she said.
The Queen and Mr Berlusconi had earlier chatted as the world leaders gathered in the palace's picture gallery.
Mr Berlusconi has developed a reputation for his outspoken comments and playful behaviour, even on the world stage.
Last year he was filmed apparently playing "hide and seek" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, hiding behind a large column as she walked past.
And he was also criticised for describing Barack Obama as "young, handsome and tanned". The Italian leader accused his critics of being humourless "imbeciles".
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Good grief, he’s italian.
Exactly what I was going to say. Funiculi, funicula!
Saving the gaffes for later
I don’t call Obama “Mr. President” either. No way can I give any support to someone who is so in favor of partial-birth abortion (murder).
He’s only a man who’s got the Oval Office captive for now, that’s all.
Her Maj was most certainly ticked when FLOPPY FLOTUS
threw her arm around the Royal Shoulder.
Cabbage was simmering and Berlusconi brought her to a boil.
How would you feel if you were surrounded by a bunch of acting 2 year olds who are delighted in ruining the US including our own POTUS?
Stand up and kick Obama out.
...true, but I was referring to Berlusconi and his comment. IIRC, he made movies or something like that.
I dont call Obama Mr. President either
MANY people don’t. Even reporters and newscasters. I just don’t think they can bring themselves to do it.
Too much vino =)
I don't know that you'll ever be invited to the Court of Saint James to bow and scrap before Her Royal Majesty. Or to the White House for a state dinner of chicken wings, ribs, neck bones, fried sweet potato pies, watermelon and Thunderbird in crystal flutes.
I dont call Obama Mr. President either. No way can I give any support to someone who is so in favor of partial-birth abortion (murder).
You sure as hell would if you met him...especially out of the country.
Seriously. My normal, admittedly animated, debating voice apparently comes across to others as yelling. LOL
If they think that’s yelling, yeesh, if I really did yell they’d run behind a curtain! :)
No, I wouldn’t. I would just address him as “Mr. Obama” — if I spoke to him at all. I’d just as soon not speak to him.
No, I wouldnt. I would just address him as Mr. Obama if I spoke to him at all. Id just as soon not speak to him.
ROTFLMAO. That is funny especially the last line.