After lunch, the Queen had asked her royal guest whether he would like a tour of the estate. The royal Land Rovers were drawn up in front of the castle. As instructed, the Crown Prince climbed into the front seat of the front Land Rover, his interpreter in the seat behind. To his surprise, the Queen climbed into the driving seat, turned the ignition, and drove off. Women are not — yet — allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, and Abdullah was not used to being driven by a woman, let alone a queen.
Not only did The Queen drive, but she did so in a manner befitting someone with military-grade driving skills:
His nervousness only increased as the Queen, an Army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. Through his interpreter, the Crown Prince implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead.
According to Robert Lacey, in his new book “Battle of Brothers,” when the subject of which tiara Meghan Markle would wear at the wedding came up, Prince Harry launched into his “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets” nonsense.
The Queen wasn’t impressed, nor was she buying what poor little Harry was selling.