The Queen’s BRILLIANT comeback after being pelted with eggs REVEALED [Royals TV]

The Queen’s BRILLIANT comeback after being pelted with eggs REVEALED [Royals TV]

 Queen Elizabeth II’s 66-year reign has seen Her Majesty take in many historic moments around the globe Alongside her husband, Prince Philip, she has toured the Commonwealth extensively, before cutting back from her long-haul travel in 2016 Although the Duke of Edinburgh is known for his rather more acerbic wit, the Queen showed her sense of humour in 1986 on a tour of New Zealand   2012 Amazon Prime documentary “The Queen’s Diamond Decades” takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch   Narrator Patricia Hodge explains: “In 1986, the Queen and Prince Philip returned to New Zealand for the seventh time ” The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were riding in an open car at Auckland’s Ellerslie Racecourse on February 24, 1986, waving at a crowd of 42,000 schoolchildren   A news report from the time narrates: “But then things turned truly ugly.   “The Queen was going round the racecourse so that all the children could see her when three eggs were hurled  “The Queen looked down and brushed away the mess, nodding in reply to the Duke’s urgent ‘Are you all right?’ “Detectives in the following truck bundled away two young women wearing white coats   “Those closest to the Queen are sure that a man threw the third egg and then melted into the crowd ” However, Her Majesty, although reported to be “visibly upset” at the incident, came back with a lighthearted joke  The documentary’s narrator continues: “That evening at a banquet, the Queen made light of the incident ” Her Majesty said: “Of course New Zealand has long been renowned for its dairy produce  “Though I should say, that I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.”   Accounts at the time reported how Prime Minister David  Lange denounced the egg-throwing as “a shameful act of gross discourtesy”, and said he would make a personal apology to the Queen  Two women were charged with assault and disorderly behaviour over the incident. They told police they egged the Queen to protest the Treaty of Waitingi, a treaty signed by the British Crown and Maori chiefs in 1840  The two protesters had worn the white coats of crowd control and had even answered spectators’ questions about the event, appearing to some bystanders as “quite charming” until they let loose with the eggs  Maori activists said they planned a “21 bum salute” for the Queen later in the visit, to show their strong anti-royal feelings

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