"Look Liz, you agreed. You'd better go."
"Well, the invitation to Silvio's party should have been declined and someone should have explained bunga bunga to me. You may be cock-a-hoop about the idea, but I am not."
"Just put it out that you have gastro, like everyone else does when they want a day off."
"Do you really think one wants to give one's subjects a mental image of their Queen riding the porcelain bus, let alone sitting on one?"
"It is the only thing that the doctors will really take your word for and not need some sort of proof".
"And, if they put one in hospital, as they probably will, one supposes you will be off having your own bunga bunga party to make up for missing Silvio's party?"
"The bladder Liz, I don't want that happening again. Do you know what they stuck up where? I will stay and mind the castle."
"Call the doctors then".
La Stampa March 04 2013
Regina Elisabetta è molto deluso per essere troppo male per visitare l'Italia.