At London's Heathrow Airport a long red carpet is stretched out to Air Force One. U. S. President, George W. Bush, deplanes and strides to a warm but dignified welcome handshake from Queen Elizabeth II. They ride together through the welcoming crowd in a silver 1934 Bentley limousine to the edge of central London, where they then board an open 17th century coach hitched to six magnificent white matching horses. As they ride in the magnificent carriage toward Buckingham Palace, each looking sideways and waving to the thousands of cheering Britons lining the streets, all is going well. But, suddenly the right rear horse lets fly with the most horrendous, ear rending, eye-smarting blast of gastronomic flatulence ever heard in the British Empire. It shakes the coach and rattles nearby windows. Uncomfortable, but under control, the two dignitaries of state do their best to ignore the whole incident. But, on further reflection the Queen decides it's ridiculous to ignore what's happened. She turns to President Bush and explains,"Mr. President, please accept my regrets, I'm sure you understand that there are some things that even a Queen cannot control." George W. Bush, ever the gentleman, replies, "Your Majesty, please don't give the matter another thought. You know, if you hadn't said something, I would have thought it was one of the horses."