Manchester, England – We have got to hand it to England’s Queen Elizabeth, when it comes to surprising us she manages to do a pretty good job. There was that time she pointed and laughed at a streaker at Epsom races in Surrey and now she has managed to pull herself away from a busy schedule to randomly show up at a wedding.
John and Frances Canning were preparing to wed in Manchester, England when on a whim they sent a wedding invitation to England’s highest member of the royal family.
Next thing the couple knew they received a call saying the Queen would stop by their most special of ceremonies. As the couple describes it they had to remember who they were in the presence of and the groom bowed as his bride gave a curtsey to the monarch.
The Queen then took a moment to congratulate the couple on their happy day.
Frances Canning told CNN affiliate ITN:
“Basically it was a wedding gift for us.”
The queen’s husband Prince Philip was also able to wish the couple a happy day.
The couple found out that the queen would attend their wedding and needless to say even after the fact they appeared quite stunned while speaking in an interview that was captured on video:
The Queen spent the rest of her day visiting Central Manchester University Hopsitals and a new BBC complex.
Queen Elizabeth will be spotted in various spots around the country this spring as she celebrates 60 years on the throw, an extended celebration known as her Diamond Jubilee.
Are you surprised to learn that Queen Elizabeth managed to take time out of her always busy schedule to stop by a single wedding and offer her congratulations to the happy couple?