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The Queen left Michael Owen 'mortified' after 'b******ing' him in front of his wife

Daniel Marland

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The Queen left Michael Owen 'mortified' after 'b******ing' him in front of his wife

Michael Owen was once 'left mortified' after receiving a 'b******ing' from Queen Elizabeth II in front of his wife at Royal Ascot.

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The former England international is a racehorse breeder and was in attendance at the races a number of years ago.

He revealed in his 2019 autobiography, 'Reboot: My Life, My Time' that one of his interactions with the Queen came in a lift.

Owen said: "When she walked into the royal lift there were perhaps 15 of us standing outside. 'Come on,' she said, 'we can all squeeze in'.

Owen and his wife, Louise Bonsall. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Owen and his wife, Louise Bonsall. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"Being the first one, I obeyed – while also taking my hat off as I thought that was the correct etiquette. 'If you’d put your hat back on,' she then said, with voice raised, 'we might all be able to fit in this lift!'

"I sheepishly put my hat back on. I was mortified. And to this day I have ­absolutely no idea if she was being serious or was joking.

"Louise, meanwhile, was nudging me from the other side, trying desperately not to laugh because I’d just been b****ked by the Queen."

Queen Elizabeth II spent 70 years on the throne. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Queen Elizabeth II spent 70 years on the throne. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Owen went on to explain how mindful he was of royal etiquette while at Windsor Castle, even down to how he held his cutlery.

Meanwhile, the Queen was happily throwing food down to her pet corgis.

He continued: "Mindful of my etiquette, I was being careful to hold my fork in the correct hand and so on.

"I needn’t have worried. I looked over at the Queen and she was throwing bits of her starter down to her corgis!"

It was announced on Thursday that Her Majesty had died peacefully at her Balmoral estate, aged 96.

The Premier League have chosen to call off this weekend's round of fixtures as a sign of respect.

An official statement reads: "At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game."

Manchester City have confirmed their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund in midweek will go ahead as planned.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Michael Owen

Daniel Marland
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