The Queen has listened to her share of long-winded demonstrations, so something as cute as a puppy playing with his squeaky toy interrupting a formal occasion is a headline-maker.
Such was the case today at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, where Her Majesty and Prince William were shown displays of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence and a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation.
Like I said, things can be a bit dull and by-the-book (no disrespect to the hard-working people who scheduled today's visit), so royals like it when things go off script.
Today's star is Max, an explosives detection dog, who wagged his tail and played with his squeaky ball during -- ahem -- a presentation. Her Majesty waited for a natural lull in the presenter's speech before asking Max's handler how long it takes to train him.
"Is he more interested in the explosives or the ball?” the Queen joked.
“Always the ball!” Max's handler said as Max wagged his tail and waited for said ball.
This is the Queen's first engagement since last March when she attended the Commonwealth Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey. She and the royal family -- like many citizens in the U.K. -- have been adhering to government protocols and staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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