and wouldn't you like to have been a fly on the wall
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 12, 2007
It's never comfortable for a media outlet to issue an apology. But when the outlet is BBC, and the the apology is issued to HRH Elizabeth II, you have the makings of a few more headlines.
Oh, yes, and BBC apologized to Annie Leibovitz too. That's a different story, given the circumstances as reported:
Leibovitz told the queen: "I think it will look better without the crown because the garter robe is so..."
The queen cut her off with an icy stare.
"Less dressy! What do you think this is?" the monarch said, gesturing to her attire.
Look: If you tell the queen to take off her crown, you've got to be prepared for some backlash.
And now we have a measure of Annie Leibovitz as a portrait photographer. For purposes of comparison, if you don't already know the story, consider how Karsh captured THE portrait of Winston Churchill.
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