Queen Elizabeth: Royal tricks for coping with long-haul travel from films to medicine

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“It is a broad rule that when the Queen travels to one of the old dominions, they foot the beak,” Hardman wrote.

“In 1995, as the Queen prepared to head for New Zealand, [Preceding Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jim] Bolger’s government suggested that she authority like to fly on a scheduled flight.

“Officials at the Foreign Office in London heard to scupper the idea, arguing that the Queen does not take scheduled excursion, ‘for security reasons.’

“However, as the Queen’s staff at the Palace had to remind the British direction, all things relating to a tour of New Zealand were a matter for her New Zealand regulation.

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