Even when she goes to Washington.
I thought the rule was when in Rome do as the Romans do.
But when the Queen goes visiting it's her hosts who have to scuttle around to make sure she never gets a glimpse of how things are done in the modern world.
It's weird how she puts this hoodoo on people.
Apparently she got George Bush to wear a white tie for the first time in his presidency.
And this morning there's all this oohing and aaahing over the gaffes he made.
Like he nearly said 1776 when he meant 1976- implying that the Queen was over 300 years old.
Actually, he may have been getting close to the truth there.
Why isn't she treated like any other head of state? Why all this bowing and scraping in the Land of the Free?
It's almost as if we all still believed in the Divine Right of Kings.