Liz is Pissed. Pissed Off, That Is.
First, this is from the Mirror, so let's take it all with a grain of salt. But if it is true, what I don't get is why they didn't foresee that when you land a helicopter it blows around a lot. Haven't they seen the movies? Furthermore, don't they have a friggin' helipad fer chrissakes? They're the Royal Family! I mean we realize the Brits are "quaint" and all, but surely they have helicopters, right? Right. So why the hell was Bush landing in the Queen's favorite rose garden?
"THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his state visit caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at Buckingham Palace.
Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's insurers and Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the massive repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen so angry as when she saw how her perfectly-mantained lawns had been churned up after being turned into helipads with three giant H landing markings for the Bush visit.
The rotors of the President's Marine Force One helicopter and two support Black Hawks damaged trees and shrubs that had survived since Queen Victoria's reign."
Thanks to J.T./Killer Tomato for the pic!