Queen elbowed Stephen Fry “pretty hard in the ribs” when she popped a wedding question

Stephen Fry told QI panelists about the Queen’s hilarious behavior and how the confrontation began over a piece of cake and why the Queen did something no one expected her to do

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Stephen Fry says Queen once poked him in the ribs

Stephen Fry has said he thinks Britain is happier because of the Queen – and opened up about the time she elbowed him “pretty hard in the ribs”.

He chatted about the bizarre encounter on QI, revealing that she “nudged” him during Prince Charles and Camilla’s wedding reception.

He recalled the Queen climbing over a chair onto a table before giving a funny speech and then mingling with the guests.

And like all wedding guests, she was keen to try the wedding cake, with Fry claiming the queen and then elbowing him before asking, “Anybody give me cake?”

Unsurprisingly, the story failed QI audiences.

Stephen Fry will join a Best of British cast to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee and join a host of other celebs to celebrate her 70th reign.

Stephen Fry recalled his hilarious encounter with the Queen

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A source said: “It will be absolutely the best of the British show and there will be something for everyone to enjoy on a number of great occasions during one of the biggest celebrations in decades.”

Brits are enjoying an extended bank holiday from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June which will include a range of royal events and engagements.

Ahead of the celebrations, Fry appeared on the Jordan B. Peterson podcast, where they addressed the role of the monarchy.

He said many of the happiest countries in the world “happen to be constitutional monarchies.”

He revealed his own beliefs about the royal family, saying they can play a key role in society.

Referring to the Queen’s weekly audience with the Prime Minister, the author suggested that the US could benefit from a monarch.

He explained how his thoughts came from his belief in “ceremony, ritual and symbolism”.

The author went on to claim that if you look “empirically at the happiest countries in the world, that’s all you have to do, and they happen to be constitutional monarchies.”

He listed Norway, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Japan as some of the “happiest” places with monarchies.

Mr Fry added: “They are always at the top of the list. Now we may not be able to find the causal link between constitutional monarchy, but it just might have something to do with it.”

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