The Queen of England can be a royal pain if you dare to challenge her to remove her crown.
In a surprising outburst, Queen Elizabeth II lost her cool and stormed out of a photo shoot after celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz asked her to remove her crown for an official portrait, the Daily Mail of London reports.
The moment was captured by television cameras that were recording the monarch for a BBC documentary, “A Year With the Queen." The footage shows the moment she apparently lost her composure.
According to the newspaper, the incident was instigated by Leibovitz, who told Queen Elizabeth II that she thought she would “look better without the crown, because the garter robe is so. …”
Before Leibovitz could finish saying the subsequent word “extraordinary”, the Queen raised her eyebrows, gave the photographer an unfriendly stare and responded, “Less dressy? What do you think this is?” pointing to what she was wearing.
The recording then shows the Queen leaving the scene, saying, “I’m not changing anything. I’ve had enough dressing like this, thank you very much.”