She apparently invited all the monarchs of the world to have luncheon. Hopefully she was paying personally for the food, but the rest...ie the accommodation, staff and the security was down to you and me.
And it seems that her majesty thought it would be bad manners not to invite, for example, the king of Bahrain, despite the fact that he is a murdering b*****d who only holds on to power by subjecting his people to torture.
Of course the king is very close to the Sau'di royals, and they spend billions on British arms, so that makes the him welcome in the UK. When selling weapons there is no time for sentiment about poor people who have no rights, and who are routinely subjected to violence. We don't seem to bother much either about the imprisonment of medics who treat them, except maybe for Hague stuttering something about it would be very nice if they didn't do that, and could we persuade them to buy more tanks!
In other jubilee news the queen of Spain was stopped from attending the luncheon by the Spanish Government, who are less than happy with the insult of Liz sending prince Edward and his grasping bitch of a wife to visit Gibraltar. What I'd say to the Spaniards is they should think themselves lucky Fat Eddy is only going to Gibraltar. The UK could have wished him on Spain too. Then they really would have had something to moan about.
The king of Cambodia was, as usual, too busy getting on with his job to bother with all the froth and bubbles of yet another Windsor occasion. So at least someone has some sense. Or maybe it is just that as a Buddhist, he would find being in the same room as ملك البحرين, the Swazis and the Kuwaitis. I know I wouldn't much fancy eating with them.
And the even better news is that royal jubilee whisky went on sale today at only £120,000 a bottle.
Life just gets better and better in the UK.