The British public began to ponder the financial soundness of the Royal Family, when The Queen put her knee transplants for auction with eBay.
Rumours were already circulating about the conditions of poverty at Buckingham Palace, following a Daily Mirror reporter's undercover operations.
A spokesperson for Her Majesty gave an assurance that the royal family were rolling in money.
The Queen just thought that it would be nice if some common person were to get her knackered knees,'
It is thought that her majesty caused the damage to her knees during the W.W.2, when she volunteered to mop the palace floors and also service a fleet of vehicles.
Her Majesty is just that sort of woman,' an insider added.