Last week, SNL achieved comic gold when Martin Short played the royal etiquette adviser to the royal gynecologist of Kate Middleton. In the skit, he gives very detailed instruction of how to properly greet the royal vajayjay upon delivery of the baby—I was in stitches. It’s funny, lighthearted, well, it’s the sort of joke that has no victims. We all know the royal gynecologist doesn’t have to tip his hat to Kate’s vaj, and that’s what made it hilarious–even Kate thought so! In the skit, Martin tells Bill Hader (playing the doctor), “Just be thankful you’re not dealing with Camilla Parker–Bowels . . . ruff ruff! Hers is reachable only by an old drawbridge, and is guarded by a troll who asks you a riddle!” But, in typical haughty, monarchical fashion, neither Queen Elizabeth II nor Camilla found humor in it!
A palace spy reported to the National Enqurier, print edition January 7, 2013, “Camilla told [Prince] Charles, ‘why is it that when Paul [McCartney] is on that show, I am ridiculed. Your mother is furious as well. It’s so offensive . . . there’s no excuse!” Of course, Paul has absolutely no control over which skits SNL chooses to run while he is musical guest, and it sounds like new allies Camilla and Queen Elizabeth think he ought to have given up not just the slot, but his entire future musical career in protest!
Of course, the Queen didn’t get off easy . . . Fred Armisen, in crude drag with an accent reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, saunters in to the exam room yelling, “I’m here to get me Judy Dench swashed. Where’s the bloke? What you waiting for? Get in there, will ya?” The royal spy reported “the Queen and Camilla blame Paul for not nipping it in the bud.”
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