Thursday, 18 December 2014


EVEN if much (if not all of it) is a fabrication, it is impossible not to chuckle at
this front page from The Sun newspaper (July 4, 1998).

Wrote the newspaper’s Royal correspondent Charles Rae: “The Queen leapt from her seat when England’s third goal was disallowed against Argentina and cried: ‘One is not amused by that.’

“She stunned guests by throwing up her hands in horror as the referee ruled out Sol Campbell’s header which would have put England 3-2 ahead with minutes to play.

“One guest who watched the World Cup game on TV with the Queen, Prince Philip at courtiers at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace, said: ‘She was very excited.’”

Charles Rae no longer works for the newspaper.

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