March 26th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Queen Elizabeth surprises

Queen Elizabeth II: a woman of mystery? A couple in England may be pinching themselves after the queen surprised them at their wedding. You gotta watch how the palace's secret plan unfolded. Queen Elizabeth II and First lady Michelle Obama also shocked Royal watchers back in 2009 when the women briefly embraced at Buckingham Palace.  See how the British media called it everything from a breach of protocol to an extraordinary show of affection. And finally, see how a meeting between the always unpredictable Lady Gaga and the queen played out in front of cameras.

Queen drops in on wedding

John and Frances Canning didn't expect Queen Elizabeth to attend their wedding, but when they discovered she was going to be in Manchester, England, on their big day, they sent an invitation on a whim. You gotta watch what happens next.

First lady's surprising hug

Watch how a simple gesture by First lady Michelle Obama created a media frenzy around the world.

Gaga meets queen

You gotta watch how Queen Elizabeth II reacted when she came face-to-face with Lady Gaga at an opera house back in 2009.

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Queen Elizabeth II is an inspiration.
    God save the Queen!

    March 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Flamingo Kid

      Who cares if this old bag dropped in on your wedding?! You people are all such sheep!!!!

      March 27, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joyce

    I think it was a Royal thing to do, You see, you never know, what a person will do, until you ask!!!

    March 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. High Hopes

    LOOKS like she's finally gotten a bit of sense…
    of humor, I mean. Too bad she wasn't so
    open-minded with Princess Diana.

    RIP,
    Hope

    March 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John

    Bummer the only video (apparently) that was shot of this very special moment was shot vertically on a cell phone. PLEASE, people, STOP SHOOTING VERTICAL VIDEO ON YOUR PHONE. It looks stupid when it is broadcast on 16:9 widescreen HDTVs.

    March 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mary

    Wonder what stuffed shirt thought it was a breach of protocol? Charles and Camilla? I thought it was a wonderful thing to do for a woman who symbolizes England to the world. After all Sarah palin thought she ran the country, hope she does it more often.
    Next time a childs' bday would be great

    March 26, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Flamingo Kid

      "woman who symbolizes England to the world." um....errrr. NO.

      You are dense.

      March 27, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. My Name Is (___________)

    She's a cool old bird.

    March 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. My Name Is (___________)

    She's adorable. She reminds me of my dear old mum.

    March 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Black Ratt

    But that`s america for you, praising somebody they know nothing about

    March 27, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Black Ratt

    But that`s america for you, praising somebody they know nothing about reminds me of sarah palin

    March 27, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    What a lovely person you are, BR.
    I'll bet you're fun at parties.
    Cheers!

    March 27, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. ♔Mmmmm♕

    Oh pleez, she's obsessing just like every other old lady crashing not only weddings but funerals parlors as well...they play these private events like bingo cards! betcha she got a 18k gold bingo dauber in that little queenie purse!

    March 27, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Smokey

    I wonder if she brought a gift.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

      Smokey,
      I'm sure that there was a gift from the Sovereign.
      I'm equally sure that the gift didn't arrive in her hand or in a shopping bag she was carrying.

      March 27, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Sofa King

      No. She just pigged out at the buffet table and told rude jokes about the bridesmaids.

      March 27, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Madam,
    With my humble duty,
    I thank Your Majesty for the twelve lovely scones that Your Majesty brought in a white wicker basket to our same-gender wedding reception.
    Did Your Majesty bake them Yourself?
    I have the honour to remain,
    Madam,
    Your Majesty's most humble and obedient servant...

    March 27, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |