Air Force One arrives at Heathrow and President Bush strides to a warm
and dignified reception from the Queen. They are driven in a 1934 Bentley
to the edge of central London where they change to a magnificent 17th
century carriage hitched to six white horses.
They continue on towards Buckingham Palace waving to the thousands of
cheering Britons; all is going well. Suddenly the right rear horse lets
fly with the most horrendous earth shattering fart ever heard in the
British Empire and the smell is atrocious, both passengers in the carriage
must use handkerchiefs over their noses.
The fart shakes the coach but the two dignitaries of State do their
best to ignore the incident.
The Queen turns to President Bush, "Mr. President please accept
my regrets... I am sure you understand there are some things that even
a Queen cannot control."
George Bush, always trying to be "Presidential," replied:
"Your Majesty, do not give the matter another thought... Until
you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses."