obama copter

**Bumped Up From TAMWire. Posted By Alain41**

Secret Service wanted to land 12 helicopters On Windsor Castle grounds for Obama’s visit. Queen Elizabeth II said no way, Obama’s helicopters ruined the lawn on his previous visit. Queen limited Obama to 3 helicopters. Britannia rules the grounds!

Via Legal Insurrection:

The Queen called President Obama’s entourage “over the top,” and refused to yield in her scaled back security demands.

According to the Deccan Herald:

The Queen called Obama’s bevy of choppers “over the top”, meaning the Secret Service had to rethink their plans to land about six aircraft in the 300-year-old gardens of her main residence.
“It was a write-off and the Queen was not amused,” ‘Daily Express’ quoted a royal source as saying.

“Her Majesty refused to back down and said, ‘three helicopters only’. The Secret Service had to go away and think about their plan. The President’s officials were told that the Queen regarded Windsor Castle as her family home and the most important of all royal residences,” the report said.

“She rarely imposes her will but when she does people listen – it just took the US Secret Service agents a little time to realise that,” the source said.

The Queen, whose 90th birthday was celebrated recently, said there was no chance Obama’s extensive security backup would be accompanying him to Windsor Castle.

Her insistence came after Obama’s helicopters damaged the grass when half a dozen of them landed during his last visit in 2011….


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  1. Maynard says:

    I’ve heard it said that it’s standard procedure to fly a cluster of helicopters so that if anyone is thinking of shooting down the president, they won’t know which one to target.

    • Alain41 says:

      Context of how many helicopters Bush and Clinton traveled with would be helpful. Still, like that the Queen laid down the law. Have my doubts that Charles would do the same.

  2. midget says:

    The Queen played her best hand, a Royal Flush.

  3. dennisl59 says:

    I’ve been to Windsor Castle. Good for the Queen to tell the Chief Pissant no way.

    posted 4/27 1046am Texas[Union Jack]Time

    • Tammy says:

      Agree, Obama I’m sure when he visits the British royals he’s reminded about how he’s not the be all and end all but just a regular jerk.

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