She shocks John and Frances Canning by accepting their invitation, which they sent on a lark
But sure enough, there was Queen Elizabeth, 85, dropping in on the commoners’ nuptials in Manchester this weekend – taking them up on an invitation they sent on a lark, although Her Majesty did not RSVP first.
“Basically it was a wedding gift for us,” Frances Canning said, according to CNN.
Amateur video from the wedding shows the gobsmacked Cannings, moments after their I do’s, greeting the Queen and Prince Philip in the receiving line.
The couple invited the Queen on a whim after learning that she would be in Manchester on their big day, as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.