Queen Elizebeth and Russian Prime Minister Putin

Well, thats what was up. We'd wandered onto the palace grounds the day of a state visit. Horse guards, 42 gun salute, state dinner (we didn't get an invite).

The bobby, who'd been very loose and friendly, became serious and professional as the Queen approached, scanning the crowd for any sign of trouble. He didn't relax until she was safely back inside the palace.

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