Today is the Queen’s 94th birthday. Given that we’ve spent the last few days discussing celebrity toilets, we figured now was as good a time as any to revisit this little tale about Her Maj.
Whenever Liz makes a royal visit anywhere, her hosts are required to go to great lengths to ensure her comfort in the event of her needing the loo. Much of this has been written about elsewhere (that she has her own seat, her own supply of toilet paper, preferred colours of towels, etc). But one detail that often gets discreetly overlooked is the matter of security.
Naturally her bodyguards need to stick as close to her as possible at all times, but they don’t want to be so close that they can hear the Royal plop hitting the pan.
To prevent embarrassment all round, one method of figuring out where her guards should stand is to have someone repeatedly drop a chunk of banana into the toilet bowl in advance of her arrival, while someone outside takes a step back with each splash to find the point where it becomes inaudible.