Security guards at Westminster were accused of being over officious when they refused the Queen entry to the Commons earlier this week.
The Queen, who had arrived at Westminster to open the new Parliament was turned away when it became obvious she was unable to produce any current ID or relevant security pass.
Guards pointed out that her chauffeur and valet were perfectly entitled to enter the gate as they were able to produce the necessary ID but she (the Queen) would 'need to up her game if she thought she was getting past us without so much as a Tesco loyalty card'
The guards defended their actions and complained that the man sitting in the back of the limousine next to the Queen had become 'argumentative and aggressive throughout' when they explained she would need to go back to the Palace and come back with either her passport or current driving licence.
Although the Queen was able to cadge a £20 pound note from her driver and wave it under the noses of the guards explaining it was her on the front, somebody had drawn a pointy beard and moustache over her profile and she looked more like a 17th century Flemish painter than the Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith, at which point the guards told her to 'sod off'.
Despite the embarrassment caused by incident, the guards were commended for their actions in carrying out their duty and upholding the law.
They will be beheaded later this week.
Queen forgets loyalty card
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