Despite mounting anger from Argentina, after a part of Antartica was named after the Queen this week, it has been announced that the Falklands are to be renamed the "Nyah nyah ne-nyah nyah Islands".
The UK ambassador to Argentina was summoned yesterday, to explain to officials in Buenos Aires why part of Antarctica has been renamed in honour of the Queen. He was handed a formal protest note "strongly rejecting" the UK's claim to a piece of land known as the British Antarctic Territory.
The southern section was named Queen Elizabeth Land by Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday. The note claimed the area was part of the Argentine Antarctic sector. It stated that the Argentine government "strongly rejected" Britain's right to rename the area.
The UK ambassador denies blowing a raspberry and announcing the suprise news re the Falkands/Malvinas renaming, in a provocatively plummy British accent.
The Foreign Office said on Tuesday there was a precedent for naming parts of the Antartcic continent after members of the British royal family. East Antarctica is home to Princess Elizabeth Land, named after the Queen before she took the throne, and in 2006 an unnamed mountain range in the Antarctic peninsula was named the Princess Royal Range in tribute to the Queen's daughter. The Foreign Office has denied that it had anything to do with her 'splendid rack'.
Media requests to view the Palace globe, which is thought to comprise 'mainly pink bits', was politely declined by the Queen's equerry today. When asked he denied that HRH Prince Phillip had requested that Argentina be renamed 'Loserville', stating "That would be insensitive".