Queen’s doppelganger enjoys the German sun


Lookalikes of the Queen and her husband Prince Philip enjoyed a high tea on a raft in a lake in the western town of Duisburg before the big day of the Diamond Jubilee.

Relaxed on the day before the big Jubilee celebrations - the Queen and Prince Philip appeared to be taking high tea at a raft on a lake in Western Germany on Saturday.

Well, not the royals themselves, but lookalike Bob Clarke, who took his royal duties very seriously.

Arriving in an open-topped car with Union Jack insignias everywhere, the Queen lookalike made a royal entrance, stepping onto a red carpet and being curtsied by her devoted subjects.

After being entertained by a harp player, the “Queen” took to having high tea on a raft at the lake. Stereotypical English fare like cucumber sandwiches, fruit tart and shortbread were served, along with the traditional tea of course.

The Queen, or rather Bob Clarke as her lookalike, laughed and said that they wanted to have a relaxed day out before the big event.

But she (or he) would comment on the speculation on whether Kate would soon be expecting her first baby.

”Oooooo, nononono. Nonononono, you are not getting anything out of me like that,” the Queen lookalike Clarke said. “Philip is the one for private tales, not me.”

And in royal tradition, the lookalike smiled and waved graciously.