Sunday, July 4, 2021

An Independence Day reminder

 

Courtesy of Francis Turner on MeWe:


BUCKINGHAM PALACE. OFFICIAL.

TODAY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.

On August 24th, 1814 units of the British Army , in conjunction with the Royal Marines, came ashore in the American State of Maryland, and proceeded to capture the American Capital of Washington D.C. Once in possession of the city, as a legitimate reprisal under the laws of war, Our forces proceeded to set afire every public building in the city, including both the White House and the Congressional Chambers; sparing only the Patent Office, in the name of scientific advancement.

Given that the bicentennial of these events has recently passed, I would like to take this opportunity to assure the citizens of the United States that, in light of the deep and permanent ties that have since arisen between our two nations, it would be quite impossible for Our Armed Forces to again burn all of the governmental offices in Washington D.C. and certainly not while they are occupied.

So please stop asking.

Thank you.

H.M. Elizabeth II



Peter


8 comments:

Third Boxcar Midnight Train said...

Heh

BadFrog said...

Now, if you'd asked her to burn LA with Cringe and Ginge in it...




P.S. Cringe and Ginge = Meghan and Harry

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

One presumes that at times, the UK may look across the pond and breathe a sigh of relief that there is no responsibility on their part now...

Sam L. said...

Dat woman, da Queen, has a way wit words.

LindaG said...

Hahaha! :)

Cederq said...

I am sure in her most private mental wanderings she has conjured doing exactly that, taking back what I am sure the royals think is a wayward, insolent colony...

Billll said...

I am so stealing this!

Mark@Bismarck said...

Now that's funny!