Food

A Royal Snack

Queen Salote of Tonga and her Foreign Minister
Queen Salote of Tonga and her Foreign Minister

Second only to Elizabeth II herself, the star attraction at the 1953 Coronation was the massive Queen of Tonga, Salote Tupou III. As she rode by in an open carriage with her comparatively-small foreign minister, someone asked Noel Coward who the foreign minister was. Coward responded, “Her lunch.”

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