Queen Elizabeth Took A Bus For 2 Days To Protest Fuel Cost

On Facebook, there is a new claim that Queen Elizabeth took a¬†bus for 2 days “as a sign of protest against the price of fuel“, and on the third day, “the price of fuel dropped by 20%“. It’s now being shared¬†as an example of a “good monarch” or evidence that “fuel prices are way too high“, depending on¬†one’s viewpoint.

Queen Elizabeth Took A Bus For 2 Days To Protest Fuel Cost
Queen Elizabeth Took A Bus For 2 Days To Protest Fuel Cost

That is a picture of Queen Elizabeth alighting a bus with the Duke of Edinburgh, isn’t it? So it must be true… Right???

 

Yes, Queen Elizabeth Took A Bus But…

It didn’t happen recently, and it had nothing to do with fuel prices. That was a picture of Queen Elizabeth II¬†alighting from one of Cambridge’s¬†new guided buses on the 23rd of May,¬†2013.¬†Needless to say, fuel prices did not drop in Britain after¬†that bus ride…

This bus ride was actually a special service (note the busway special display at the side of the bus) that took her from the station to the new £212 million Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Medical Research Council, to officiate its opening. Here, we have a bunch of other pictures showing her journey from the guided bus station to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

Queen Elizabeth on the guided bus to the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth on the guided bus to the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth on the guided bus to the Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth on the guided bus to the Medical Research Council, Cambridge

The driver for this momentous occasion was Mick Capper, who described the experience as “the climax of my career“. He said, “I don’t think it gets any better than driving the Queen“.

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. GettyImages
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. GettyImages
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. GettyImages
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. GettyImages
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives by guided bus at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to Medical Research Council in Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to Medical Research Council in Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II looks at mouse eggs through a microscope during a visit to the Medical Research Council in Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II looks at mouse eggs through a microscope during a visit to the Medical Research Council in Cambridge. Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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